The boxes are available in 107 stores and contain enough food for 10 meals.

By Corey Williams
October 09, 2018

As part of Kroger’s ongoing efforts to combat poverty, the grocery store chain unveiled a more affordable version of its Feed the Hungry campaign in all 107 of its Mid-Atlantic division stores.

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The stores are selling boxes of non-perishable and nutritious food that will be donated to local food banks to help fight hunger in the communities. The boxes are $7.99. In previous years, they were $10.95.

“Kroger’s goal is to make it easy for customers to give back by purchasing the Feed the Hungry boxes and giving the gift of a warm and healthy meal to people in their communities,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic.  “Over the years, our customers have demonstrated their generosity and compassion by partnering with us to help those in need for a variety of causes, including hunger, in their communities,” added McGee.

The redesigned Feed the Hungry boxes contain enough food for 10 meals. Items include non-perishable foods such as oats, beans, canned vegetables, rice, canned meat, canned fruit, peanut butter, and juice.

This campaign is an offshoot of Kroger’s Zero Hunger l Zero Waste initiative—a plan to end hunger in the communities it serves and eliminating waste across the company by 2025.

More than 10,000 boxes have been distributed to Kroger locations in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio.

A display featuring the boxes is at the front of each store and will be available through the holiday season.