Donate to OVEC Via Kroger’s Community Reward Program

krogerIf you shop at Kroger, there’s a painless way to donate to us, at no extra cost to you.  As you checkout, scan your Kroger Plus Card. If you have tied the card directly to OVEC (details below) then Kroger will contribute to OVEC. Each year OVEC receives thousands of dollars via this program, so it really makes a difference!

Tie your Kroger Plus card to OVEC in the Community Rewards program. Go to to renew / re-link your card as described below. If you have any trouble, you can call 800-576-4377 for help. (Note: you can renew at any time, if you miss the August deadline, but your card won’t be linked to us until you re-enroll.)

When looking for us, this information will be useful:

  • Organization Name: OVEC*Ohio River Valley Environmental Coalition
  • Organization Number: BY864

Note that Kroger wipes your Reward Card’s linkages clean every September. You can reconnect your card starting in August or even after September, but do re-link. Kroger sends you an e-mail reminder and also prints a notice you get with receipts.

Buy Groceries, Support OVEC’s Work!

To support OVEC this way you have to live in what Kroger defines as its Mid-Atlantic region, because this is a community-based program. The region consists of most but not all of WV, VA and NC and the eastern parts of OH, TN and KY. Although there is nothing we can do about where the lines of the Mid-Atlantic region are, we certainly hope you will check to see if your local Kroger is included.

Visit to enroll your personal Kroger Plus card (that’s the card you use at checkout to get discounts) and connect it to OVEC. Then, each time you use your Kroger Plus card, your purchases (excluding fuel, alcohol and tobacco) will go towards rewards for OVEC. In addition, once a household member enrolls her or his card, all linked Kroger Plus cards within that household will begin earning funds for OVEC.

“Rewards” may be earned for OVEC under Kroger Community Rewards as long as the gift cardholder has signed up successfully for the program and uses her or his Kroger Plus card at time of the purchase. And remember, you have re-link you card each year.

Please take a few minutes today to link your card to OVEC:

Go online to to register. Have your Kroger Plus card handy. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

At this point, you could proceed online without following directions below, because registering is far quicker and easier than the directions below appear. Just be sure to search for “OVEC” and “dot” the button that appears beside “Ohio River Valley Environmental Coalition” after that search.) If you are having trouble finding OVEC, be sure to select the options to “view all organizations.”

Click on Sign In/Register. If you are a new online customer, you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions

You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Update or confirm your information.

Search OVEC or enter NPO number BY864 or Ohio River Valley Environmental Coalition. “Dot” or select the organization from a list and click on confirm.

To verify you are enrolled correctly, look for OVEC’s name on the right side of your information page.

Remember, purchases will not count for OVEC until after you register your card(s).

Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377 and select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Maryanne Graham at 304-522-0246 or

For OVEC supporters who don’t live near a Kroger supermarket, these Kroger affiliates participate in the gift card program. So please order you Kroger gift card from OVEC to help support our environmental work.