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Kroger Fights Food Insecurity

Longtime Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee supporter Kroger, is taking action this September during Hunger Action Month – a month dedicated to raising awareness of the issue of hunger and taking action to ensure our neighbors facing hunger get the food they need. 

It is projected that 1 in 8 individuals, including 1 in 7 children, are facing hunger because if the COVID-19 pandemic, partners like Kroger are helping put food on the table for families, seniors, and children who are struggling. 

The grocery retailer generously funds summer feeding programs for at-risk children, Mobile Pantries that provide one to two weeks with of groceries to families facing hunger, as well as supports Second Harvests events that raise awareness of the issue of hunger in Middle and West Tennessee.


Through its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan, Kroger is commitment to ending hunger in our communities and eliminating waste in the company by 2025.   Kroger supports Second Harvest in a variety of ways including weekly donations of fresh, healthy food to be distributed throughout our 46-county service area. 

“We have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for over 36 years and fully support their mission of ending food insecurity in our communities,” said Melissa Eads, Corporate Affairs Manager for the Kroger Nashville division. “Through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan we are committed to ending hunger and eliminating waste.”

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.

In addition, Kroger employees often volunteer their time and energy towards our mission, and they enable members of the community to drop off non-perishable food donations year-round at Kroger locations by placing them in the Second Harvest Food Bank barrel at the front of the store. Donations to Second Harvest can also be made rounding up at the register, now through the end of September.

Thanks Kroger, for your commitment to fighting hunger during Hunger Action Month and for the last four decades!

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