Leading the Fight

Kroger is a founding partner of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. For more than 40 years, we have assisted Feeding America in its mission to help feed our nation’s hungry through a nationwide network of local food banks and to engage our communities in the fight to end hunger.

Local food banks know they can count on our family of stores to provide assistance when it's needed most.

For 1 in 8 people across our country, Hunger is a reality.

In 2015, 42.2 million individuals lived in food insecure households. More than 13 million of them are children.

That's 1 in 6 children in the U.S.

The Kroger family of stores donates
fresh products to food banks every day.

Our donations represent about 5 million meals each week.

Across our business, fighting hunger is a priority

Food

More than 84 million pounds of food was donated to local food banks by the Kroger family of stores in 2015 – the equivalent of nearly 70 million meals.

More than two-thirds of that was fresh meat, dairy items, fruits, vegetables and bakery products. Paired with traditional donations of dry beans, pasta, canned vegetables and other pantry staples, this fresh food allows food banks to provide quality – not just quantity – to local families.

Funds

Bringing Hope to the Table®, our annual cause marketing promotion that happens in stores, generates $3 million in cash to fund food bank operations. Grants from The Kroger Co. Foundation support building campaigns and other projects that allow local food banks to expand and serve more people.

We have more than 2,600 stores across the country providing customers a variety of ways throughout the year to lend a hand. Whether dropping spare change into specially-marked coin canisters; purchasing nonperishable food for in-store food drives; or adding a small donation to your local food bank to your bill, it all adds up to a shared goal – neighbors helping neighbors.

Time

Our associates help bring our commitment to fighting hunger to life in the hundreds of communities where they live and work. Across our family of stores, Kroger managers serve on the boards of local food banks, providing guidance on food safety, logistics, facility operations and fundraising.

And associates provide thousands of hours of volunteer service – sorting product donations, packing emergency food back packs for children, distributing food at outreach events.

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