New Kroger Initiative Fights Hunger and Food Waste


Justin Rumenapp
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

LANSING, Mich. – One of Greater Lansing Food Bank’s delivery trucks has a new look thanks to Kroger of Michigan and the Kroger Foundation. The truck’s new design was provided by Kroger’s Zero Hunger/Zero Waste initiative as part of an ongoing partnership to fight hunger and reduce food waste in Mid-Michigan. This truck makes regular stops at Kroger stores and other locations to collect unsold, nutritious food that would be otherwise discarded.

“Kroger’s dedication to the community is readily apparent through the Zero Hunger/Zero Waste initiative,” says Kelly Miller, Development & Major Gifts Manager at Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB). “Perfectly edible food should not be going to waste. It’s a benefit for everyone involved.”

Greater Lansing Food Bank estimates that 1-in-7 people are at risk for going hungry in Mid-Michigan. In 2017, more than 7 million meals provided by GLFB thanks to the support of individuals, businesses and other not-for-profits.

“Partners such as Kroger of Michigan and the Kroger Foundation make our community much stronger,” says Ms. Miller. “We want to thank Kroger on behalf of the people we serve.”

Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB) is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties. Itraises money, food and in-kind contributions to meet emergency food needs; coordinates and supports the work of area food pantries; rescues wholesome excess food that would otherwise go to waste; promotes, encourages and emphasizes self-help programs toward the goal of self-sufficiency; and educates the community on hunger issues. To learn more about the Greater Lansing Food Bank, visit