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Kroger announced its annual Backpack Boosters school supply drive, which benefits underserved students in independent school districts in DFW, East Texas and Northwest Louisiana. 


Beginning July 12 through July 27, Kroger customers will have the opportunity to help at checkout by donating a school supply kit for $9.99 or donate $1, $3 or $5. Customers shopping through online delivery or pickup can also donate online. The goal for the 2023 campaign is $550,000, which translates to more than 54,000 students.


Once the campaign has concluded, the purchased school supply kits, which include essential items for students, will be distributed to schools in pre-selected local school districts across Kroger’s Dallas Division, including North Texas, East Texas and Northwest Louisiana.


“The Backpack Boosters campaign has become an annual tradition over that last decade by helping thousands of students across DFW, East Texas and Northwest Louisiana to start their school year off with the essential tools they need,” said Keith Shoemaker, president, Kroger Dallas Division. “This campaign showcases the incredible generosity of our customers, as they join our valuable associates in Feeding the Human Spirit and bringing uplift to students, teachers and school districts throughout the communities we serve.”


Since the Backpack Boosters program launched, Kroger has expanded the program to reach more school districts with a high volume of students in need.  


For more information, visit your neighborhood Kroger.

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