Lifting Up Our Communities

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. In 2019, a total of more than $279 million was directed in Kroger’s name to our communities. These funds were directed to nonprofit organizations focused on hunger relief, military service men and women and their families, health and nutrition, disaster relief and more.


Fresh Donations

Ending Hunger

Thanks to our associates from coast to coast, we donated 69 million pounds of wholesome, nutritious meat, produce, eggs and dairy products to local food bank partners last year.

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The Kroger Co. Foundation

The Kroger Co. Foundation, established in 1987, places our communities at the center of what we do. With our Purpose in mind – to Feed the Human Spirit – we support nonprofit organizations focused on ending hunger, improving food security and bringing balanced meals to families who need it most.

The Kroger Co. Foundation works to make a difference in the communities where we operate – across 35 states and the District of Columbia. We focus on supporting our communities’ needs today and finding solutions to help end hunger tomorrow. Working together, we will achieve meaningful change that transforms our communities.

Guidelines
The Kroger Co. Foundation does not make grants to:

  • Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and/or expression.

We verify all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations through the GuideStar Charity Check to confirm they meet all IRS requirements to receive grants.

Other Exclusions
The Kroger Co. Foundation generally does not support: individuals or for-profit organizations; professional associations; political organizations or campaigns; fraternal and social veterans organizations; religious organizations; medical research organizations; other foundations or granting organizations; schools; churches; meetings and conferences; dinners, galas and events; sports teams or athletic competitions; and endowment campaigns and pledges.

Request a Grant

To submit a Foundation grant request, please visit www.CommunityGifts.com.  All requests must include a 501(c)(3) tax determination letter from the IRS.

 

2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

We're changing the way America eats—to nourish our communities, protect our planet and create a future with Zero Hunger | Zero Waste.
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The Kroger Co. Foundation 2020 Report

The Kroger Co. Foundation reflects our company's spirit of giving and makes a difference in the communities where we operate and beyond.
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The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation 2020 Report

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2018 to support initiatives that create communities free of hunger and waste.
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Committed to Our Communities

Community Rewards

Year after year, thousands of local schools, religious organizations and other nonprofit organizations receive support through Kroger Community Rewards.


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Giving

Kroger is a trusted partner in our communities, helping end hunger, eliminate waste, improve health and more.


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Helping My Community

Meet Nicki Schillhahn-Amos, district manager for Fry’s Food Stores in Phoenix and board member at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, a Feeding America food bank.


Watch Nicki’s Story

In 2016, Kroger donated more than 330 million meals to local food banks—more than 6 million meals a week!

More than $319 million was donated in Kroger’s name in 2016 to help support our local communities.

In 2016, Kroger donated more than 330 million meals to local food banks—more than 6 million meals a week!

More than $319 million was donated in Kroger’s name in 2016 to help support our local communities.

In 2016, Kroger donated $51 million to local schools and organizations through Community Rewards, providing funding to nearly 145,000 groups in neighborhoods where we live and work.
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As a founding member of Feeding America, Kroger works with more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners in our communities to help bring wholesome, nutritious food to hungry families.

In 2016, Kroger donated $51 million to local schools and organizations through Community Rewards, providing funding to nearly 145,000 groups in neighborhoods where we live and work.
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As a founding member of Feeding America, Kroger works with more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners in our communities to help bring wholesome, nutritious food to hungry families.

The Kroger Family of Companies

As America’s grocer, our most urgent mission is to be here for our customers when they need us most, with open stores and openhearted hospitality. We’re taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of our associates, customers and communities, including adjusted store operating hours, enhanced cleaning procedures, physical distancing precautions and expanded associate benefits.

For more information about Kroger’s Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses resource guide, visit here.