Kroger recently donated $30,000 to Jackson State University and Tougaloo College Food Pantries, celebrating Black History Month and HBCUs.

“This is an alarming statistic and Mississippi is one of the most food-insecure states in the nation,” that is what Teresa Dickerson, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Delta Division, said.

Dickerson is referring to the 39 percent of student respondents reported being food insecure in the prior 30 days, according to the #RealCollege survey conducted by Temple University’s Hope Center for College.

She said “We are honored to support our HBCUs and the work they are doing to alleviate hunger through campus food pantries.”

According to, the donation will help to address food insecurity and celebrates Black History Month and the achievements of HBCUs.