All Kroger store managers in the Mid-Atlantic Division spent today preparing to feed the hungry in their communities.
The 107 managers met in seven locations throughout the Division to prepare more than 10,700 “Feed the Hungry” boxes that will be available at stores from October 1 through December 31.
This year, the redesigned boxes contain non-perishable items such as oats, beans, canned vegetables, rice, canned meat, canned fruit, peanut butter and juice. Kroger has reduced the price to $7.99.
“Our managers take seriously Kroger’s commitment to feed the hungry in the communities we serve,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager of the Mid-Atlantic Division. “Today, they are working together to fill the boxes with healthy, nutritious items and keep the cost of our food boxes as low as possible.”
The “Feed the Hungry” campaign is part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger Zero Waste initiative in which the Company has set a goal of ending hunger in the communities it serves and eliminating waste across the company by 2025.
Kroger is accelerating food donations to provide three billion meals by 2025 to feed people facing hunger in the places Kroger calls home. In partnership with its customers, associates and other partners, Kroger has donated one billion meals via combined food and funds donations since 2013.