Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan is our commitment to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across our company by 2025. This includes bringing attention and resources to the issue of food insecurity and increasing the availability of sufficient affordable and nutritious food for all.
We recognize that many of our customers struggle to make ends meet and pay for groceries. Our vision is to create a future where everyone has access to the food they need to thrive—anything, anytime, anywhere. Our digital platform and partnership with Ocado will give us a national reach and expand Kroger’s ability to offer healthy food, no matter where you live. Since 2000, Kroger has invested more than $4 billion in lower prices, helping our customers meet their weekly budgets.
We work with key partners to fight hunger and find new solutions that increase the availability of affordable and nutritious food in our communities. As part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan, we measure progress against these goals:
- Donate 1 billion meals by 2020 (achieved); donate 3 billion meals by 2025
- Accelerate food donations to give another billion in the next two years
- Increased fresh produce rescued by 33% since 2017
In 2019, Kroger directed the equivalent of 493 million meals to improve food security in our communities, including food and funds donated to Feeding America-affiliated local food banks. This includes 101 million pounds of wholesome food donated through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Food Rescue program company-wide.
Kroger surpassed its three-year goal to donate 1 billion meals by 2020, achieving a total of 1.1 billion meals.