More than 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, yet 1 in 8 Middle and West Tennesseans struggle to put food on the table. Kroger wants to change that.
“No family in a community we serve should ever go hungry, and no food in a store we operate should ever go to waste,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO.
ACCEPT KROGER’S CHALLENGE
Participating in the #ZeroHungerZeroWaste Donation Challenge is easy!
- Beginning September 8, make a donation at any Kroger check-out to benefit Second Harvest – every $5 provides 20 meals to families facing hunger in our community. The program runs through September 28.
- You can also donate a bag of groceries to the Second Harvest donation barrels at your local Kroger or our Nashville distribution center during the month of September.
- Post a photo of your donation with the hashtag #ZeroHungerZeroWaste.
- Tag a friend and issue a donation challenge to them to donate food during the month of September.
- Tag @2harvestmidtn, to help raise awareness throughout your community about where and how to donate.
SAVE THE DATE: TITANS FOOD DRIVE
In addition to the #ZeroHungerZeroWaste Donation Challenge, next month Kroger is again teaming up with the Tennessee Titans for an all-day food drive at Nissan Stadium Friday, October 18, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
You can also tackle hunger by bringing non-perishable food donations to the game-day food drive on Sunday, October 20, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. when the Titans face-off with the Los Angeles Chargers. Our most needed food items are peanut butter, canner meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, and cereal.
We are grateful for Kroger’s continued partnership and commitment to end hunger in our community!