GENESEE COUNTY — The Michigan State Police (MSP) and Kroger partnered to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 100 Michigan families including residents of Genesee County. Ten Kroger stores in central and southeast Michigan donated the food for local families identified by MSP Community Service Troopers (CSTs).
Participating MSP posts included Flint, Lapeer, Lansing, Jackson, Monroe, Brighton, Metro North, Metro South, Lapeer, Tri-City and Mount Pleasant.
“The Michigan State Police is thankful to be able to work closely with Kroger to provide impactful community programs that benefit our citizens” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. With Kroger’s support, Troopers will be engaged in several community activities throughout this holiday season.”
Each meal included a turkey and traditional sides to feed a family of 6-8. The food was delivered early last week before Thanksgiving.
“We are very excited to continue our partnership with the Michigan State Police through this Thanksgiving meal donation program,” said Rachel Hurst, Consumer Affairs Manager for Kroger. “As the largest grocer in the state, we are committed to serving Michigan residents. This program, and our relationship with MSP, allows us to continue our fight against hunger in the state, and also helps community members build stronger relationships with police.”