Our Mission

There is a fundamental absurdity in our food system: 35% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, yet an estimated 42 million Americans struggle with hunger. We can help. Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact plan is our commitment to help create a more efficient and equitable food and charitable food system.

Ending Hunger & Eliminating Waste

Our Journey to Zero

Join us in our journey to zero. See how we’re creating a world with zero hunger and zero waste.

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Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

What can nearly half a million associates do in a year to help end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across our company?

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Tackling Food Waste with Technology

Kroger, Google and Feeding America teamed up to see how data can inform system-level change.

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In 2020, Kroger directed 640 million meals to individuals and families in need across our communities. Since 2017, we have donated the equivalent of more than 1.6 billion meals to people struggling with hunger.

In 2020, we increased the number of stores recycling organics to 2,407, or 87% of our retail supermarkets.

In 2018, we increased the number of stores recycling organics to 2,039. We are making progress on our goal and advocating for infrastructure improvements where needed on the journey to Zero Waste.

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Last year, The Kroger Family of Companies contributed 108 million pounds of food and other products to our local food banks. Of this, we donated 100 million pounds of wholesome fresh food donated to our local network of Feeding America food banks. Learn more about how we are fighting hunger

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