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Kroger Sets Its Sights on Zero Hunger | Zero Waste


Across the United States, 37 million Americans struggle with hunger. At the same time, it would take the landmass of Canada and India combined to grow all the food we throw away each year.
In 2017 The Kroger Co. announced a new, national effort aimed at ending hunger in the communities it serves and eliminating waste across the company by 2025 in an initiative called Zero Hunger | Zero Waste.

In this episode of Cause Talk Radio, Megan talks to Kari Armbruster, Project Manager for Zero Hunger Zero Waste about how this ambitious initiative began, what they’ve been able to accomplish to date and the work still to be done.

Links & Notes

  • (00:00) – Welcome to Cause Talk Radio
  • (00:44) – Introducing Kari Armbruster and Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste
  • (01:51) – How did the program start?
  • (03:44) – Greatest achievements
  • (05:07) – Defining a model that can be replicated
  • (06:56) – Greatest Challenges
  • (08:57) – The Say-Do Gap in Consumer Food Waste
  • (11:49) – Sponsor: Audible — Free Trial+Free Book!
  • (12:35) – Non-profit partnerships
  • (16:20) – Metrics and Measurement
  • (18:48) – Zero Heroes
  • (19:54) – 2020 Goals
  • (21:14) – Learn more about Zero Hunger | Zero Waste

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