Nonprofit food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest has partnered with The Kroger Co. of Michigan, who will be matching donations made (up to $20,000) on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on Nov. 27 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
The Kroger Co. Foundation’s match donation is part of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, Kroger’s plan to end hunger in local communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025.
Michigan Kroger has proudly partnered with Forgotten Harvest since 2004 and during 2017, Forgotten Harvest partnered with Michigan Kroger to collect over 4.15 million pounds of surplus nutritious food donated from 93 southeast Michigan Kroger stores and distribution facilities. According to USDA calculations, Kroger’s food donations gift will help provide enough food for 3.4 million meals to help those in need. Current U.S. Census data indicate one in six people (589,000) and one in four children in metro Detroit face hunger and food insecurity.
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