Kroger has a long history of feeding hope in Middle Tennessee, and this holiday season is no exception.
“We’re in the food business, so it makes sense that supporting Second Harvest and working to feed hungry people would be important to us,” Melissa Eads of Kroger said.
After nearly 40 years of feeding hope in Middle Tennessee, Kroger knows that the holiday season can be especially difficult for those struggling with hunger.
Through their #ZeroHungerZeroWaste program, Kroger has ramped up its hunger-fighting efforts to bring food to struggling families this time of year.
#ZeroHungerZeroWaste is Kroger’s commitment to ending hunger and eliminating waste in their stores by 2025, and they’re working toward this goal through several initiatives with Second Harvest.
Three times a week, our trucks pick up fresh produce and other perishable items from Kroger stores that would have otherwise gone to waste. This food is then sorted at our warehouse and distributed to our Partner Agencies for those in need.
Earlier this fall, Kroger hosted an all-day Titans Food Drive at Nissan Stadium, which provided over 35,000 meals for families, children, and seniors struggling with hunger.
Then to kick off the holiday season, Kroger hosted a #ZeroHungerZeroWaste register donation drive to ensure that families in our community can gather around a table full of food during this special season. This drive raised $60,000, the equivalent of 240,000 meals!
In addition to these events, Kroger frequently supports Mobile Pantries and its employees often volunteer their time and energy towards our mission.
Thank you to Kroger for its commitment to fighting hunger this holiday season and for the last four decades!