Kroger donates truckload of food to Food Bank of North Alabama during ‘Can Hunger’ Campaign

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Kroger made a special delivery to the Food Bank of North Alabama on Tuesday. They have been collecting donations from Huntsville shoppers and employees since fall for the 2014 'Can Hunger' Campaign.  Food Bank of North Alabama's Executive Director Kathryn Strickland said this money will allow them to buy items they normally could not afford.

"It is just a rare opportunity for our food bank to actually be purchasing select items that are appropriate for some of our clients that are suffering from high blood pressure," Strickland said.

Items like pure almond milk, oatmeal and low-sodium vegetables.

"We are just thrilled to be able to offer these healthy, healthy food choices," Strickland said.

The 2014 Hunger Study showed 70 percent of food bank clients suffer from high blood pressure. With the help of the Kroger donation, the non-profit can bring them some options to help.

"We are just so appreciative of Kroger and all of the Kroger customers," Strickland said.

Kroger said they are all happy to help. After all, they've been working since the fall to "can hunger."

"For north Alabama it was a record-breaking year, I'm very proud of our associates and grateful to our customers," Kroger District Manager Tregg Player said.

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