Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative to Sponsor Schooled on Freedom

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Contact: Will Jones
Marketing and Communications Manager
(513) 333-7558
(513) 802-7355
wjones@nurfc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Partners with
Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative to Sponsor Schooled on Freedom
Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Sponsorship
Helps Provide Free Lunches to Student School Groups

CINCINNATI, OH. (March 22, 2019) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is partnering with Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative to offer school groups of the School on Freedom program free boxed lunches while supplies last.

The Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative is Kroger’s social impact plan designed to end hunger in communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. The sponsorship provides Schooled on Freedom students the opportunity to have healthy lunch options when visiting the museum. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Schooled on Freedom program offers schools free general admission and travel reimbursement to students in grades kindergarten through 12 if at least 50 percent of the school’s student population receive reduced – priced lunches.

“This partnership with Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative is a great opportunity and a perfect match for our Schooled on Freedom program,” says National Underground Railroad Freedom Center President and COO, Dion Brown. “We really appreciate yet another service we can provide to our guests through their contribution.”

Kroger's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative is a signature program of The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, a public charity designed to catalyze collective action and direct resources where needed most to help transform Kroger communities.

For more information about exhibits and programs at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.

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About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.
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