Community Engagement

The Kroger family of companies is committed to community engagement, positive social impact and charitable giving at the national and local levels. Every community is unique, and we follow established principles to achieve a common goal: to be welcome in our neighborhoods and help people live healthier lives.

We direct our charitable giving and service—at the national and local levels—to nonprofit organizations that focus on hunger relief, military service men and women and their families, health and nutrition, disaster relief and more.

In 2019, a total of more than $279 million was directed in Kroger's name to our communities. Of this, $205 million helped end hunger where we live and work. Our giving reflects the generosity and involvement of our associates and customers, who amplify our commitment beyond our family of companies' philanthropic contributions.

We believe in an open two-way engagement process, including regular touchpoints with stakeholders and members of our community. We recognize that our stakeholders represent a wide variety of interests, and we welcome ongoing dialogue on key topics.

For more details, please see our Community Engagement Principles.

Giving back: Every community is special, and Kroger is committed to being a trusted partner wherever we operate. See how our Ralphs associates give back to their communities every day.

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A Force Behind the Forces™: Kroger’s long-standing partnership with the USO is our way of saying thank you to our nation’s active duty service members and 22 million veterans.

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Disaster relief: When disasters happen, Kroger works quickly with the American Red Cross, first responders, local food banks and others to help those who are affected — and help our communities recover.

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Health & Nutrition: During COVID-19, the Kroger Health team enhanced services to include telemedicine, telenutrition, free prescription delivery and drive-thru COVID-19 testing in select states.

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Community Rewards: We also support local community organizations that matter most to our customers through Community Rewards, our sales-based local fundraising program.

Find out more at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com.

The Kroger Co. Foundation

The Kroger Co. Foundation reflects our company's spirit of giving and makes a difference in the communities where we operate and beyond. In 2019, the Foundation directed $10.5 million to nearly 450 programs and partners at the national and local levels.

Grant-making focuses on our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan and programs that support diversity and inclusion, health and nutrition, disaster relief, the military and veterans, education and youth development and stronger communities.

In 2020, Kroger earmarked an additional $5 million to establish a new Racial Equity Fund within the Foundation to advance racial justice and support the Black community.

Read more here.

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation

In 2018, we also established The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, a public charity designed to amplify our social impact plan. A signature program of this foundation is the Innovation Fund.

The Innovation Fund helps drive collective action by supporting innovators and entrepreneurs who share our passion for preventing food waste and improving food security for all. Together with our partners, we will achieve meaningful change that transforms our communities.

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Our COVID-19 Response
Our COVID-19 Response

Kroger Chairman & CEO Rodney McMullen shares Kroger's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dairy rescue
Dairy rescue

Kroger and dairy cooperative suppliers worked together to donate 200,000 gallons of surplus milk to local food banks this summer.

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Food Waste Warriors
Food Waste Warriors

A grant from The Kroger Co. Foundation helped World Wildlife Fund expand its Wild Classroom program and Food Waste Warrior Toolkit to reach even more students.

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