Kroger Contributes to New Hope’s Food Truck

Kroger Contributes to New Hope’s Food Truck

A big THANK YOU to Kroger for their generous support of the New Hope Food Truck and the Thankful Thursdays program! With a gift of $10,000, Kroger will be one of the founding sponsors for the project and will have their logo featured prominently on the side of the vehicle.

“We are so happy to have the opportunity to work with Kroger on the New Hope Food Truck,” said Dr. Kathy Ballard, Director of Community Outreach. “Kroger is a great community partner providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and teaching communities healthy eating habits.”

This program will provide people with disabilities coming out of high school with an opportunity to learn key culinary, sales and customer service skills while serving delicious food at area office complexes and during special events. In addition, through the Thankful Thursdays program, the Food Truck will work in the food desserts of our neighborhood in Northwest Indianapolis distributing healthy food options and education on healthy eating.

What is a food dessert? A food desert is defined as a low-income census tract where either a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store.

Are you or your company interested in supporting the Food Truck? Contact Larry Messing for more information.

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