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Procter & Gamble's Live, Learn and Thrive Donates $200,000 to Feeding America in an Effort to Fight Child Hunger in America
Date:9/22/2008

FEEDING AMERICA Supplies Food to 9 Million Hungry Children Each Year

CHICAGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) (NYSE: PG) and Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, are pleased to announce that P&G's Live, Learn and Thrive global cause has donated $200,000 to help feed the 13 million American children who live in food insecure households each year.

The money will go towards Feeding America's programs aimed at solving child hunger including the Kids Cafe program and the BackPack program. The grant was made possible by P&G Live, Learn and Thrive(TM) and The Kroger Co.'s (NYSE: KR) "Bringing Hope to the Table(R)" campaign -- a recent initiative where Kroger customers shopped for specially marked P&G products and other participating brands to generate funds and food for hunger relief. The announcement was made today by Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America, and David Taylor, Group President of Global Home Products from P&G.

Hunger is a significant issue in the U.S., where 13 million children live on the brink of hunger. Inadequate nutrition can impair both the physical and cognitive development of children. Feeding America currently provides food to 9 of the 13 million children each year. P&G's donation will provide 3,200,000 meals to these children through their programs focused on child hunger. Proper nutrition is essential for healthy growth of all children.

Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America stated, "We are
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