Daniel Webster School 46 and Kroger have had a strong
partnership for 31 years, so long in fact that the partnership spans
generations.

This year when Kroger came to help out for the first day of
school, they brought with them IPS alumni, Nicole and Jeremy Bohannon, two
Kroger associates who work at Kroger’s 5173 W. Washington St. location. Nicole
and Jeremy are siblings who both attended Daniel Webster for
elementary school.

They came back to give back. “I love this school so much.
It’s cool to come in and see the teachers again,” Nicole said. However,
returning to Daniel Webster was about more than nostalgia. As she helped give
out backpacks to students, she said, ”You know what things were like for you,
and you want to help out.”

Jeremy agreed with his sister, “I miss it here. Coming back
was important because you know how much you appreciated help coming in.”

As in years past, Kroger brought with them backpacks, school
supplies and healthy snacks like crackers and apples to help the students kick
off the year right. John A. Elliott, Manager of Public Affairs, also noted how
seriously Kroger takes the mission and this relationship. “We keep doing it in
hopes other companies will see what we’re doing and follow suit,” he said.

He also remarked on the amazing nature of the long-standing
relationship. “We’re proud to say we have associates that knew some Daniel
Webster parents when they were students.”

Principal Karen Linn and everyone at Daniel
Webster are thankful for such a consistent partner like Kroger. “

We are so very grateful for Kroger and what our
partnership means to our children and their families! They are truly
impacting our community in a positive way

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,” Linn said.

 
We’re even more proud
that former IPS students like Nicole and Jeremy Bohannon are now able to give
back through the very community partner that once helped them!

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