Kroger Steps Up to Support Purdue Veterinary Medicine Food Pantry

Friday, January 27, 2023

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Amanda and Jennifer both smile as they hold up an oversized gift card in front of the produce section of the grocery store
Amanda Taylor (left) accepts a Kroger gift card for the PVM Food Pantry in December from Jennifer Evans, assistant store manager at the West Lafayette Payless Supermarket.

The 2022 Holiday Season was extra special for the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine thanks to the Kroger Family of Companies, which provided a generous $1,000 gift card to support the college’s food pantry. The donation came in response to a request submitted by Amanda Taylor, senior administrative assistant of student services, who manages the food pantry. Amanda accepted the gift card during a presentation at the West Lafayette Payless Supermarket.

“Thank you for giving Kroger the opportunity to support the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Food Pantry,” the company said in a statement. “We are impressed by the work of your organization in our community. At Kroger, we are deeply committed to helping drive positive change in our communities. We focus our community efforts on our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan, our commitment to end hunger in the places we call home and eliminate waste across our company by 2025. We are excited to assist you in your work to help in creating a world with Zero Hunger | Zero Waste.”

The PVM Food Pantry is located in Lynn B197, and operates as one of several satellite locations of the ACE Campus Food Pantry. “We are so appreciative of this generous donation,” Amanda said. “It is greatly appreciated by our students, staff, faculty, and myself as the food pantry manager.”

The PVM Food Pantry is available for all members of the Purdue community and is open Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Arrangements can also be made to set up a time to utilize the pantry outside of the normal operating hours by contacting Amanda at

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

Category: Giving

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