Kroger initiative makes list of programs that could ‘change the world’

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A food waste initiative by Kroger made a Fortune’s “Change the World” magazine rankings of top corporate programs that help the planet or tackle social problems.

Cincinnati-based Kroger was ranked 6th for its efforts to eliminate internal waste by 2025.

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Fortune wrote that nearly half the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, yet 40 million Americans go hungry.

"Grocery giant Kroger is tackling these issues simultaneously, aiming to eradicate hunger in communities where it operates and to eliminate internal waste by 2025. Last year it donated the equivalent of 325 million meals through a partnership with Feeding America; for 2025, its goal is 3 billion," Fortune said in its recognition of Kroger.

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