Kroger gives out $95,000 in gift cards to help metro Atlanta teachers

ATLANTA — Kroger announced Sunday that the company’s Atlanta division will donate $95,000 in gift cards to help Georgia teachers buy school supplies.

Kroger’s Annual Teacher Supply Giveaway is usually held at in-person events, but those won’t happen this year because of the pandemic.

Instead, Kroger has distributed gift cards in 13 metro Atlanta school districts.


“Whether teaching in a classroom or virtually, we know that the need for supplies is still critical,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “Each year, an increasing number of teachers are forced to use their own paycheck to purchase classroom supplies and this year is no different. We hope the gift cards will provide teachers with additional resources to support the important role they play in our children’s lives.”

The gift cards were distributed in Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as Atlanta Public Schools. School districts in Bibb, Chatham and Richmond counties also received gift cards.

“We will miss the energy and enthusiasm generated by the local events, but are excited about the opportunity to continue Kroger’s support for our teachers,” Kroger officials said.