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.

Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Year in Review

Here's a look back at everything we accomplished in 2018!

Wilted to Wonderful

40% of all food waste happens in the home. Said another way, each year, households waste more than $1,300 in unused food. That’s crazy! But you don’t have to throw food (and money) away any longer. Our Wilted to Wonderful series provides great recipes to transform produce that’s “on the edge” into delicious dishes.

Wilted to Wonderful: Herb Rescue

When using fresh herbs in a recipe, you’ll often have some left over. Here are 4 fresh tips to extending the life of your herbs from one of our expert chefs. Plus, learn how to make the Spanish Salsa Verde in this month’s featured recipe video! Made from wilting parsley and other common kitchen ingredients, toss in some shrimp or chicken and it cooks up verde nice!

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 tireless volunteerism to help end hunger in our communities over the past eight years is exactly what makes Jeanie one of Kroger’s Zero Heroes
  • Celebrating 10 years of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Food Rescue in our stores
  • Honoring Zero Hero Kenya Walker at Baker’s in Omaha

The road to ending waste across our company:

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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.