Kroger’s Atlanta Division has announced that its customers and employees in Georgia raised more than $286,000 in seven weeks to fight hunger across Georgia.
The funds were raised through its Holiday Hunger Round-up campaign and will be directed to The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, with 100 percent of customer donations going to the community’s local hunger relief organizations.
“We are excited about the generosity of our customers and the devotion of our associates to Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste mission,” said Tammie Young-Ennaemba, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.
“The money raised through our Holiday Hunger Round-up will help fight food insecurity and help those in need throughout the State of Georgia.”
The Holiday Hunger Round-up campaign is part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment. Since 2018, the foundation has given more than $48 million to organizations across the country to address a fault in the nation’s food system: 35 percent of food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, yet 42 million Americans struggle with hunger.
At the same time, employees have rescued 90 million pounds of food from stores, food processing plants and distribution centers.
To read more about the foundation’s campaign, visit thekrogerco.com/sustainability/zero-hunger-zero-waste.
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