There's a fundamental absurdity in the U.S. food system. While 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger, 40% of food produced in the U.S. is thrown away. As America's grocer, we want to be part of the solution, and we have the size, scale and dedicated associates to make it happen. Kroger's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan is our commitment to ending hunger in our communities and eliminating waste across our company by 2025.

Zero Waste Recipes

Households waste more than $1,300 in unused food each year. That’s crazy! But you don’t have to throw food (and money) away any longer. Our Zero Waste recipe series provides great ways to transform produce that’s “on the edge” (and other food items you might normally throw out) into delicious dishes. Check out this month’s video below, and see more ideas here.

Zero Waste: Squash Boats over Spinach

We're out of our gourd for squash! This yummy fall recipe for Squash Boats packs rich nutrients and peak seasonal flavor into a dish that’s perfect for the zero waste at-home chef.

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:

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation in Action

Our new public charity is focused on ending hunger and food waste in America. Check out the videos below to see how we’re partnering with some remarkable organizations to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to our community members in need.

Choose to Reuse!

The US throws away 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year. We know we can improve our impact on the environment – it’s the right thing to do. 

Find out more about our journey to Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and our commitment to eliminate single-use plastic bags by 2025.

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