Ohio beef farmers, Kroger helping families for the holidays


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Beef Council, which represents beef farmers in Ohio, is partnering with Kroger and the Ohio Corn Marketing Program to provide beef to Ohio families in-need this holiday season.

The beef donation will be made to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank through a campaign that launched Dec. 2 on Facebook.

It encourages social media enthusiasts to ‘share’ a post on Facebook, and ‘like’ both the Ohio Beef Council and Kroger Facebook pages. Each Facebook ‘share’ will result in the donation of 2 pounds of ground beef, which is enough to feed eight people. The campaign runs through Dec. 25.

“This promotion is a great example of collaboration to achieve a common goal,” said Deborah Thompson, public affairs manager of Kroger’s Columbus Division. “Together, with our friends at the Ohio Beef Council, we are looking to donate 28,000 beef meals to local families. Kroger is proud to support our community, especially around the holidays.’’

“The holidays are a special time to celebrate family, community, and the things that we are truly thankful for,” said beef farmer Bev Roe of Hamilton, Ohio. “Providing meals to families in-need gives them the opportunity to celebrate with loved ones at this special time of year.”

Staff report