Kroger Foundation donates $1M to victims and survivors of Roundy's Oconomowoc Distribution Center tragedy

NOW: Kroger Foundation donates $1M to victims and survivors of Roundy’s Oconomowoc Distribution Center tragedy

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. is donating a million dollars to the victims, families, survivors, and the community affected by the recent Roundy's Oconomowoc Distribution Center tragedy.

The donation comes from The Kroger Co. Foundation. It will be distributed to the Roundy's Oconomowoc Distribution Center Victims and Survivor's Fund.

The National Compassion Fund will administer the fund with 100% of the donations going directly to the survivors and victims.

Two Roundy's employees died following a double shooting at the center on Tuesday, March 16. The shooter suspect, identified as Fraron Cornelius, led police on a pursuit before fatally shooting himself. The alleged suspect and victims were all warehouse employees and worked together for 20 years.

The victims are identified as Kevin Kloth and Kevin Schneider.

“The entire Roundy’s family continues to mourn the loss of those who were victims of this tragedy,” said Michael Marx, President of the Roundy’s Division of The Kroger Co. “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our friends in Wisconsin and Illinois, and we thank everyone for their incredible kindness.”

Pick 'n Save, Metro Market and Mariano's stores are accepting donations from customers. Beginning Monday, March 29, customers can give directly by clicking here or by texting 243725 "RoundysStrong".

Officials say register donations raised through Round Up now through April 30 at Pick 'n Save, Metro Market, and Mariano's stores will be directed to the Fund from the Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation. Contributions are tax deductible.

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