Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan was inspired by Our Purpose. As part of our Restock Kroger plan, it’s also how we live Our Purpose every day. Our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, introduced in 2017, evolved from a strategic look at what was authentic to our past and how we can uniquely drive positive change in our communities.
Zero Hunger | Zero Waste addresses a fundamental absurdity in our food system: an estimated 40% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, yet 1 in 9 Americans experiences hunger. As America's grocer, we believe Kroger has the size and reach, expertise and dedicated associates to address this absurdity.
We are setting ambitious goals, leveraging our charitable giving and outreach efforts, and bringing our trusted partners on the journey – because we can’t do it alone. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste is our vision, and this is our plan:
Where We Are Today
Since introducing our plan, we’ve focused on understanding where we are today and setting a course for 2025. Here is a high-level summary of what Kroger accomplished in 2019 on our journey to Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, thanks to our committed leadership team and inspired associates.