Harris Teeter launches 2019 ‘Support Our Troops’ campaign

Harris Teeter launches 2019 ‘Support Our Troops’ campaign, invites shoppers, associates to donate to the USO

Since 2012, company has donated nearly $5.9 Million to military nonprofits through Support Our Troops campaign

Matthews, N.C. – April 24, 2019 - Harris Teeter announced today the launch of its Support Our Troops point-of-sale campaign to benefit the USO. Now through July 9, Harris Teeter shoppers are invited to round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at checkout; 100 percent of funds raised will be donated to local USO chapters throughout Harris Teeter marketing areas. The campaign is held in support of active duty military and their families, as well as wounded service members, those transitioning back to civilian life and families of the fallen.

“Harris Teeter is proud to partner with the USO to show support of our current and former service members, as well as their families,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are thankful for the involvement of our valued associates and loyal shoppers who continuously support the good works of the USO."

The company gives 100 percent of these donations to local USO centers to help keep America’s service members connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. The USO acts as an extended family for our nation’s military by delivering valuable programs, morale-boosting services, engaging entertainment and a touch of home through more than 200 locations worldwide.

“We are so grateful for the ongoing support from the Harris Teeter team and shoppers who have joined the USO as a Force Behind the Forces®,” said Tonia White, USO senior director of development. “The donations collected during this campaign help to make the USO mission a reality and strengthen our military communities across the country.”

In 2018, the Support Our Troops campaign raised $1.2 million; bringing the total raised since 2012 to nearly $5.9 million.

About the USO

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 30,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.