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 also reduced prices by $4 billion, 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:
- Accelerate food donations to give 1 billion meals by 2020, and 3 billion meals by 2025
- Donate not just more food, more balanced meals
In 2018, Kroger directed the equivalent of 316 million meals to improve food security in our communities, including food and funds donated to Feeding America-affiliated local food banks. This includes 100 million pounds of wholesome food donated through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Food Rescue program company-wide.