STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Kroger representatives presented the Bully's Closet and Pantry with a $10,000 check Thursday.
Kroger Store Leader Deco Simmons stood with Kroger Corporate Affairs Manager of the Delta region Teresa Dickerson as they presented Bully's Closet and Pantry with the check.
Simmons and Dickerson said the money can be used to purchase more groceries, clothes, toiletries and anything students will need.
"It goes back to our promise. We’re here to feed the human spirit," Simmons said. "So anyone who’s in need, Kroger wants to be behind. The city of Starkville and Mississippi State have always been behind Kroger and we want to show our support."
Dickerson said Kroger is the largest traditional grocer in the country.
"We're hoping to end hunger by 2025, so this is a step in the right direction."
The closet and food pantry is located on Mississippi State University's campus.
The closet and food pantry was started by two organizations to provide food and clothes to students in need. The closet and food pantry officially opened in January 2020.