Reader upset by bell ringer policy

I was recently visiting the Elkins Kroger and noticed that the bell ringer for the Salvation Army was not near the front door but was instead at the other end of the building.

As I approached the lady, I asked why she was so far away from all of the people entering the store. She said that Kroger management had told her that was now the corporate policy to not allow ringers to be close to the door.

I am so upset that Kroger will no longer allow a time-honored tradition as having the bell ringers outside of their establishment. In this season of giving, what does this policy say to Kroger patrons and our community? Kroger can do better.

Jane M. Lawson