There's a fundamental absurdity in the U.S. food system. Today, 40% of the food produced is thrown away, yet 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. Redirecting even one-third of this food would help feed everyone in need. As America's grocer, we want to be part of the solution, and we have the size, scale and dedicated associates to do it. Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan is our commitment to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across our company by 2025.

The Road to Zero

We have a lot of work to do on our journey to create a world with zero hunger and zero waste by 2025. Working together with national partners Feeding America and World Wildlife Fund – and many other local organizations – we’re making progress. Here are some of our latest efforts on the road to ZERO. 

The road to ending hunger in our communities:

The road to ending waste across our company:

  • Committing to phase out single-use plastic grocery bags by 2025
  • Partnering with World Wildlife Fund to bring their Food Waste Warrior Toolkit to schools
  • Eliminating waste and producing renewable energy through our anaerobic digester

In the News

Oprah Winfrey's food line O, That's Good! and Kroger together donated one million meals to Feeding America as part of a joint meal-packing event in Cincinnati.