Kroger customers will soon have the chance to donate school supplies to students in need.

The retailer is launching its annual Backpack Boosters school supply drive, which will help provide school supplies to “underserved students” in North Texas, East Texas and northwest Louisiana, according to a news release from the company.

The supplies will go to students of several preselected districts in Kroger’s Dallas Division, including Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD, a company spokesperson said.

The details

From July 12-27 customers can donate $1, $3, $5 or a $9.99 school supply kit at checkout. The supply kits include several essential items for students.

Customers shopping through online delivery or pickup can also donate online.

The company’s goal for 2023 is to raise $500,000, which translates to 54,000 students, according to the release.

Quote of note

“The Backpack Boosters campaign has become an annual tradition over that last decade by helping thousands of students across DFW, East Texas and northwest Louisiana to start their school year off with the essential tools they need,” Kroger Dallas Division President Keith Shoemaker said in the release. “This campaign showcases the incredible generosity of our customers.”