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Kroger collecting back-to-school items for needy

Kroger's Atlanta Division, in partnership with Children's Restoration Network and WSB-TV, will hold its 19th annual "Back 2 School" campaign from July 14 to Aug. 3, during which 125 Kroger stores will serve as school supply drop-off sites. All donations will benefit underprivileged children served through Children's Restoration Network, a local nonprofit agency focusing on homeless children in metro Atlanta.

Items requested for the "Back 2 School" drive, include: new and gently used book bags; wide and college-ruled notebook paper; spiral notebooks; three ring binders; pens and pencils; calculators; markers; scissors; file folders; rulers; crayons; glue; and dictionaries. Kroger customers can also purchase a prepackaged school supply bag at area metro Atlanta stores to use as their donation.

To find a nearby Kroger store, visit www.kroger.com.