CINCINNATI, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced its latest results and achievements for Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, the company's bold social impact plan aimed at creating communities free of hunger and waste.
"Zero Hunger | Zero Waste addresses the disparity between hunger and food waste in America, a mission that has never been more relevant," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "We are pleased with our progress so far, but also recognize the monumental task still at hand. Kroger is determined to do even more to help our neighbors and communities secure a healthier, brighter future."
Through leadership, engagement and commitment, Kroger continues to meaningfully give back on its journey to achieve a future with Zero Hunger | Zero Waste. Notable 2019 milestones include:
"Creating communities free of hunger and waste is no small undertaking, and we continue to be inspired by our associates who are leading the way toward achieving our shared Zero Hunger | Zero Waste vision," added McMullen. "Today, we are proud to recognize our 'Zero Heroes' for uplifting our communities by committing an additional $50,000 in grants to community organizations of their choosing to support our mission."
Kroger's 2019 Zero Heroes include:
Our Promise Team
Jesse Pomeranz Graves
Adam Young, Connie
Helmers, Sarah Golden,
Amelia Geiser, Naomi
Bluesummers and Jess
Corporate Food Technology
"While we're incredibly proud of our 2019 results, we recognize that the needs of our communities and nonprofit partners have shifted dramatically in the past few months," said Keith Dailey, Kroger's group vice president of corporate affairs. "We're currently focused on eliminating the additional strain that COVID-19 has created for families struggling with unemployment and food insecurity, and we encourage our customers, partners and other businesses to join us on this urgent mission."
Ways Kroger is combating food insecurity in response to COVID-19:
To learn more about The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, visit ZeroHungerZeroWasteFoundation.org and follow the journey at #ZeroHungerZeroWaste.
About The Kroger Co.
At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are, across our family of companies, nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.
About The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation
The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation (the "Foundation") is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2018. The Foundation was formed to support initiatives that create communities free of hunger and waste.
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