Kroger gives $3M for coronavirus hunger relief through nonprofit partners

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Company Zero Hunger/Zero Waste Foundation has announced it made a $3 million commitment to deploy hunger-relief resources to communities impacted by the coronavirus.

This commitment will be spread between the foundation’s nonprofit partners Feeding America and No Kid Hungry, and will support local food banks as well as fund initiatives to ensure children still have access to nutritious meals when schools are closed.

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Keith Dailey, Kroger's group vice president of corporate affairs, said, “Our most urgent mission is to be here for our customers when they need us most, and our store, warehouse, distribution, food production and office associates are working around the clock to keep our stores open for our customers. We're also mindful that the coronavirus pandemic may result in more of our neighbors struggling with food insecurity during this challenging time – and we want to help.”

Tom Nelson, president and CEO of Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign, said, “Nearly 22 million children rely on the meals they receive at school. In partnership with The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, No Kid Hungry is actively funding emergency grants to food banks and nonprofit groups in the hardest-hit communities, helping families know how to find meals while schools are closed and ensuring every child has access to three meals a day.”