CFISD Director of Community Engagement Dawn Tryon, right, poses with Liz Colvin, vice president of Kroger Houston, during a check presentation on Aug. 30. Kroger distributed nearly $304,000 worth of school supplies to six Houston-area school district and local KIPP Texas Public School through its “Backpack Boosters” school supply drive. CFISD earned $34,500 worth of supplies through the campaign, where Kroger customers to purchase and donate pre-packaged school supply kits that are distributed at no cost to participating school districts.
Sept. 7, 2022—Cypress-Fairbanks ISD earned $34,500 worth of school supplies through Kroger’s “Backpack Boosters” school supply drive in August. The total was enough to supply every Title 1 elementary campus with 5-6 boxes of supply kits.
The Kroger school supply drive was held over a two-week period in August, with area stores selling low-cost, pre-packaged school supply kits. The kits, which are prepared for elementary-aged students and include markers, pencils, paper, crayons, a ruler and other supplies, are available for purchase by customers, who then donate the supply kits.
Ten pallets of school supplies were distributed to CFISD as part of Kroger’s “Backpack Boosters” drive. CFISD earned $34,500 worth of school supplies and 5-6 boxes were delivered to 41 Title 1 elementary campuses.
The school supplies are then collected and distributed at no cost to local participating school districts.
CFISD received 3,400 supply kits. Ten pallets of boxes (15 supply kits per box) were delivered to the distribution center and then distributed to 41 Title 1 elementary campuses during the first week of classes.
In total, Kroger distributed nearly $304,000 worth of school supplies to six Houston-area school districts and local KIPP Texas Public Schools.
School supply kits donated through Kroger’s “Backpack Boosters” drive were delivered to the CFISD distribution center. The district received $34,500 worth of school supplies and 5-6 boxes of kits were delivered to 41 Title 1 elementary campuses.
“It’s the community that generously donated while shopping at Kroger,” said Dawn Tryon, CFISD director of community engagement. “This act of giving to students that need support this time of year speaks volumes for the Kroger customers.”