Kroger customers raise more than $185,000 to benefit the American Heart Association

ATLANTA – Customers and associates throughout Kroger’s Atlanta Division, which incorporates Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina donated more than $185,000 to the American Heart Association (AHA) during an in-store campaign that raised funds to fight heart disease.

The campaign, a celebration of National Heart Month, ran from Feb. 11 – Feb. 25 and gave customers at Atlanta Division stores the opportunity to purchase a paper “red heart” for $1, $3 or $5 at checkout to help raise funds to benefit the AHA and its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

“With cardiovascular disease being the No. 1 cause of death in both men and women, these selfless donations have greatly helped raise awareness and financial support for the American Heart Association,” says Felix Turner, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of our Kroger customers and associates, and we are proud to partner with such an incredible organization in the AHA.”

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Donations to AHA help fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to help millions of people across the country. For more information about the American Heart Association, visit


At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human SpiritTM. The Company focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, K-12 education, women’s health initiatives and local organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger’s Atlanta Division is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and is one of the Southeast’s largest retail grocery chains with more than 184 stores, covering Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina.