Kroger presents ‘Open Your Heart’ to support Stepping Stones Center

The Kroger Company will be the presenting sponsor for the “Open Your Heart” dinner at Eddie Merlot’s on Feb. 9. The pre-Valentine evening supports the non-profit Stepping Stones Center for children and adults with disabilities.

The event feeds two passions, said Kroger President Geoffrey Covert, who is an unabashed fan of the food, wine and service at Eddie Merlot’s in Montgomery, and also is committed to giving back to the community.

“The food here is phenomenal and they have a great wine list,” said Covert. “One of our core values is giving back to the community. We have a lot of people with disabilities working at our stores. ‘Open Your Heart’ fits with what we do and what we believe.”