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about food insecurity with customers
and associates throughout Sep-
tember through social media, store
signage and more.
Perishable Donations Partnership
Kroger¡¯s Fred Meyer division pio-
neered the Perishable Donations
Partnership about ten years ago.
Stores partnered with local food
banks in the Pacific Northwest to
collect fresh food and properly store
it so it could be quickly shipped to
reach hungry families. Kroger adopt-
ed Fred Meyer¡¯s model and worked
with Feeding America to develop food
safety and quality control standards,
and trained associates to facilitate
the program in their stores.
Scaled across Kroger¡¯s family of
stores beginning in 2008, Kroger¡¯s
Perishable Donations Partnership
program depends on store associates
taking the time every day to identify
meat, produce, dairy and bakery
items that can no longer be sold yet
remain safe, fresh and nutritious
complements to dry goods donations
to food banks.
¡°Our associates bring our Perishable
Donations Program to life,¡± said Lynn
Marmer, Kroger¡¯s group vice presi-
dent of corporate affairs. ¡°Every
day in our stores, individual associ-
ates rescue healthy, nutritious fruits,
vegetables and proteins to be quickly
distributed to feed hungry families
through Feeding America¡¯s network
of food banks.¡±
As a founding partner of Feeding
America, the nation¡¯s largest domes-
Delta Museum Celebrates 50 Years
The Delta County Museum will celebrate 50
years of bringing Delta¡¯s history alive, when
a special celebration takes place on Oct 11,
9:30a-2p, the Museum at E 3rd and Meeker St.
As part of the celebration, the Delta Rotary Club
will present ¡°Rediscovering Delta History: The
Movie,¡± a professionally produced movie which
shows Delta history in pictures and videos, from
1881 through 1990. The movie will be shown at
2p, at the Egyptian Theatre, 452 Main St.
One block of East 3rd St will be blocked off
The Good News
2014 October
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tic hunger agency, Kroger has been engaged in
the hunger relief effort for more than 30 years.
Today, the Kroger family of stores has longstand-
ing relationships with more than 100 local food
banks. The company¡¯s total contribution to food
banks exceeds 200 million meals annually, or four
million meals every week, when combining perish-
able foods, dry goods, and funds.
For more on Kroger¡¯s year-round effort to alleviate
hunger, please visit:
Kroger, one of the world¡¯s largest retailers, em-
ploys more than 375,000 associates who serve
customers in 2,640 supermarkets and multi-
department stores in 34 states and the District
of Columbia under two dozen local banner names
including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less,
Fred Meyer, Fry¡¯s, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soop-
ers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith¡¯s. The company also
operates 786 convenience stores, 320 fine jewelry
stores, 1,240 supermarket fuel centers and 37
50 Years Old
50 Million pounds of Fresh Meat, Produce &
Dairy Meals Donated in 2013; 25,000 Tons of
Waste Diverted from Landfills & Incinerators
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) on September 15
announced that it has donated more than 50
million pounds of fresh meat, produce, dairy
and bakery items to local Feeding America food
banks in 2013 through its groundbreaking Per-
ishable Donations Partnership. That is enough
bread, meat, cheese and produce to lay 3,700
miles of Kroger¡¯s classic deli sandwiches side-
by-side from Washington, D.C. through Houston
to southern Oregon.
This also equates to more than 25,000 tons of
perishable food waste diverted away from land-
fills and incinerators last year.
Coinciding with Hunger Action Month, Feed-
ing America¡¯s month-long campaign to inspire
individuals to take action to help end hunger in
their communities, Kroger is raising awareness
50 Million Pounds Donated
for the morning and midday event at the
museum. It will take place across Main
Street from the Second Saturday Street
Fair. The Delta County Museum¡¯s gala
will include antique and vintage vendors,
a classic car show, nostalgic fashions,
music and book signings, and a special
reception inside the museum.
The 2p movie of Delta¡¯s history has
been produced by Jim Wetzel and Nancy
Wood, with David Jacobson as videogra-
pher. It is just over an hour in length. It
features somehort video clips from old
home movies and is backed with dia-
logue and music.
Inside the theatre, a ¡°Bank Night¡± pro-
motion will be held, just like it was in the
1930s in the same theatre. Cash draw-
ings will be held for $25, $50, and $100.
Anyone admitted to the theatre with
a ticket is eligible to win. You must be
present to win.
The museum celebration is free to the
public, but the movie has an admission
fee of $5 for adults, and $1 for children
age 12 and under. Adults coming in full
costume will be admitted for $1. Vintage
or Victorian costumes are preferred. Just
wearing a cowboy hat is not considered
a ¡®full costume¡¯.
For more information, call 970.874.8721,
or go to the ¡°Delta County Museum¡±
Facebook page.
Western Colorado Latino Chamber of Com-
merce Member Bloomin¡¯ Babies Birth Center
to celebrate one year anniversary!
Bloomin¡¯ Babies Birth Center is proud to an-
nounce its one year anniversary on October 1.
Moms are pleased to have this additional choice
of where to give birth, especially where they are
considered as a partner with the certified nurse
midwife in their pregnancy care, and being able
to walk around and eat what they want dur-
ing labor. Moms are coming from many cities on
the Western Slope and eastern Utah to use the
home-like birthing suites and birthing tubs. But
you don¡¯t have to be pregnant to enjoy the per-
sonalized care - Bloomin¡¯ Babies Birth Center also
offers well woman care to women of all ages.
Bloomin¡¯ Babies Birth Center is pleased to be part
of the local health care system and a member of
the Western CO Latino Chamber of Commerce.
The Bloomin¡¯ Babies Birth Center is located at
2241 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501, open
9a-1p Monday-Friday, 970.549.1711
One Year Old
food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by
Forbes as the most generous company in Amer-
ica, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer
awareness, the military and their families, and
more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organi-
(Source: The Kroger Co.)
3 Years Old
Award winning local distillary hosts
free pig roast on birthday
Trail Town Distillery LLC, nestled in scenic Ridg-
way, is having a 3 year anniversary this month,
on the 3rd Thursday, October 16. A main fea-
ture of the festivities is a giant pig roast with
free food for all.
There will be live music from 5p-midnight and
the pig roast begins at 5:30p, with the Welded
Elephant BBQ team doing the roasting honors.
Said owner Joseph Alaimo, ¡°We¡¯ve been here
three years now. It feels like a big accomplish-
ment.¡± Indeed it is.
Trail Town Still is located at 240 Palomino Trail,
Unit A, in Ridgway. 970.626.3060.