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Kroger plans $3.8 million school investment

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The Kroger Co. plans to invest more money in Indianapolis schools and education programs.

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocer announced Wednesday a new three-year, $3.8 million investment that will support library grants, schools and a literacy initiative across the city. The money also will fund 10 programs in Indianapolis that will help teachers cover classroom expenses and support youth arts organizations.

Kroger employees also will devote “thousands of hours” to volunteer work as part of the K-12 education strategy, according to a news release.

The initiative includes $1.1 million for 10 “best in class” organizations with exceptional education programs, an estimated $750,000 per year for local schools and church preschools through the “Kroger Cares” program, and $100,000 per year to expand a school and library grant program.

Local Kroger stores also will serve a collection sites for a book-donation program designed to improve literacy in low-income households.

The initiative follows Kroger's two-year, $2.1 million project that provided cash, volunteers and supplies for schools and programs.

Wednesday's announcement will also include a pledge to extend Kroger's 25-year sponsorship of Indianapolis Public School 46. The company has invested more than $1 million in the school since 1985.

Kroger’s Central Division has 148 food stores, 123 pharmacies and 64 fuel centers operating under five names in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan and Ohio. Last year, the company said it contributed more than $13.3 million to organizations in the communities it serves.

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