Rockets, Kroger team up to aid Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank

March 30, 2018 | Athletics, News
By Paul Helgren

The University of Toledo football program took part in the annual Kroger Sacks for Cash program in an effort to help fight hunger in the community.

The Rockets, who had 22 sacks during the 2017 regular season, earned $1,100 for the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. For each sack during the season, Kroger donated $50 on behalf of UT and Bowling Green State University.

The Toledo football team earned $1,100 through Kroger’s Sacks for Cash program last season for the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. At the check presentation last week were, from left, James Caldwell of the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, UT junior Nate Childress, Coach Jason Candle, and Kroger representatives Amy McCormick and Dan Galway.

Head Football Coach  Jason Candle, along with junior defensive tackle Nate Childress, were on hand to represent UT and the Rocket football program at a recent check presentation ceremony, thanking Kroger for their continued support and for giving back to the community.

James Caldwell, CEO and president of the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, thanked both Bowling Green and Toledo for their support.

Kroger was represented by Corporate Affairs Manager Amy McCormick, District Director of Operations Dan Galway, and Media Relations Manager Jennifer Jarrell.

“We’re proud to partner with Kroger to help a very good cause in the fight against hunger in northwest Ohio,” Candle said. “We certainly have a very spirited rivalry on the field with Bowling Green, but this is a goal we are happy to coordinate with them and to join as partners in the fight against hunger.”

Since 2011, when the Sacks for Cash program began, Kroger has donated a total of $8,875 to the food bank, the equivalent of roughly 31,000 meals.

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