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 2018, a total of more than $328 million was directed in Kroger's name to our communities. Of this, $192 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: Kroger and our associates support nonprofit organizations focused on improving health, fighting cancer, promoting prescription drug safety and more.

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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 spirit of giving. This Foundation works to make a difference in the communities where we operate and beyond, with a particular focus on supporting our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan. We strategically align our Foundation grant-making to this social impact plan to focus more philanthropic resources on ending hunger and waste.

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 Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund.

This new Foundation will help drive collective action with partners — including our generous customers — 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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Fuel the future
Fuel the future

With support from The Kroger Co. Foundation, Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky., expanded its FUEL NKU food pantry to help students thrive at school.

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2018 highlights
2018 highlights

See what we all accomplished together so far on our journey to create a world with Zero Hunger | Zero Waste.

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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