"The Perishable Donations Partnership has rapidly become our most important source of food to help feed families struggling with hunger," said Matt Knott, President of Feeding America. "Our retail donations program has grown in large part because Kroger opened its playbook to the rest of the industry and showed other retailers how it could be done."Kroger's Fred Meyer division pioneered the Perishable Donations Partnership about nine years ago. Stores partnered with local food banks in the Pacific Northwest to collect fresh food and properly store it so it could be quickly shipped to reach hungry families. Kroger adopted Fred Meyer's model and worked with Feeding America to develop food safety and quality control standards, and trained associates to facilitate the program in their stores. Currently, 96% of the company's 2,419 supermarket stores participate in the program.
Kroger Associates Achieve Perishable Donations Partnership Milestones
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