Kroger : Zero Hunger | Zero Waste
Global Goal 2
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Kroger's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan addresses an absurdity in our food system: an estimated 40% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, yet 1 in 8 Americans go to bed hungry. See more here.


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Zero Hunger | Zero Waste is Kroger's commitment to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across our company by 2025.

Meaningful Community Activities
Packing Meals
  • Pack meals at a food bank
  • Serve meals at a soup kitchen
  • Volunteer: community garden
Organize a Food Drive
  • Organize a food drive
  • Start/support school pantry
  • Add healthy cafeteria options

Days of Awareness

World Hunger Day

May 28

National Family Meals Month


Hunger Action Month


World Food Day

October 16

Redirecting just 1/3 of the food wasted in the U.S. today would more than feed all the people who struggle with hunger in our country.
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Zero Hero Award

Sponsored By The Kroger Co.

Zero Heroes like you make our communities brighter by helping end hunger.

Zero Hero Blue

8 Hours of Service

Direct food to people struggling with hunger

Activities include:
  • Pack meals at food bank
  • Volunteer at soup kitchen
  • Help at food drive

Zero Hero Green

20 Hours of Service

Take action at school and home

Activities include:
  • Rescue more food at home. How? Learn More.
  • Plan a speaker series at school
  • Lead a field trip

Zero Hero Gold

40 Hours of Service

Lead & inspire others

Activities include:
  • Rescue cafeteria food for donation
  • Organize food drive
  • Start a school pantry
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