Longtime partner Fred Meyer has supported Second Harvest’s Hunger Solution Centers in Spokane and Pasco for more than 15 years, donating food, funding and volunteer time to events like the Great American Milk Drive, Taking a Bite Out of Hunger and Mobile Markets. Recently they donated a much-needed forklift to help keep our facility operations moving as efficiently as possible.
In late 2017, Fred Meyer donated $26,250 as part of Zero Hunger / Zero Waste, a company-wide campaign aimed at reducing food waste and hunger.
“More than 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. each year goes unconsumed, while one in eight people struggle with hunger. That just doesn’t make sense. As America’s grocer and one of the largest retailers in the world, we are committing to doing something about it,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger chairman and CEO.
Zero Hunger/Zero Waste establishes a $10 million innovation fund within The Kroger Co. Foundation to address hunger and food waste. Additionally, the company plans to donate and collect food to provide three billion meals by 2025 in areas where the company operates.
They’re taking plans further by focusing on fresh and healthy food donations, lobbying for continued funding of federal hunger relief programs, and for policies that help communities prevent and divert waste from landfills, including recycling, composting and sustainability programs.
Fred Meyer’s parent company, Kroger, has donated one billion meals via combined food and funds donations since 2013.
We thank the Fred Meyer team, especially local employees, for their commitment to hunger relief in Eastern Washington and North Idaho through partnership with Second Harvest.
Ways to partner with Second Harvest
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In-Kind donations and online fundraising
Employee matching programs
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