"Bringing help and hope to the communities we serve is a longstanding commitment of the Kroger family of stores. For more than 30 years, we have worked side by side with Feeding America and its network of local food banks to fight hunger in the hundreds of locations across the country that our customers and associates call home. In 2011, our significant donations of food and funds provided the equivalent of 160 million meals to assist our neighbors struggling to put food on their tables. We are grateful for Feeding America’s leadership in our shared commitment to this critical issue."
David B. Dillon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
For more than 25 years, The Kroger Co. has helped the fight against hunger in the United States. Every Kroger regional division works closely with more than 200 Feeding America Network food banks and agencies. Kroger’s Perishable Donation program brings critically needed perishable food items to our Network members. In 2006, Kroger launched Bringing Hope to the Table," a cause-marketing partnership that brings together food manufacturers, popular brands, and consumers in a united effort to fight hunger in communities across America. Now in its third successful year, the program has generated more than $9 million in cash donations and $3 million in product for our Network Members. The Kroger Co. has been honored by the Feeding America Network for its continued support, naming it Retailer of the Year for five of the last seven years.