Did you know? Kroger has been a staple in the Lexington community for more than 90 years. With 115 stores and more than 19,000 associates in the Louisville Division extending into Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, the franchise strives to make a positive, social + charitable impact both nationally and locally.
By the numbers
Here’s how Kroger gave back to the community on a national scale in 2021:
- $16.4 million: Grant dollars Kroger gave to 370 nonprofit organizations in 24 states to fund multiple avenues of community support.
- 30,000: Volunteer hours by store engagement teams at organizations near to their hearts.
- 640 million: Meals Kroger directed (in addition to funds) to nonprofits. Since 2017, they’ve directed 1.6 billion meals to communities in need.
- 100%: Percentage of proceeds donated by customers and associates that went directly to each charitable organization (bonus: all 100% tax deductible).
Kroger’s local impact
From supporting food pantries on college campuses to partnerships with local businesses and organizations, Kroger is committed to helping the people live better lives in the communities they serve. Here’s how:
- Kroger Community Rewards: Shoppers can add a local organization to their Kroger Shopper’s card and Kroger will donate to that organization — at no cost to the consumer. $3.6 million is raised annually through this initiative.
- Zero Hunger | Zero Waste: To honor Kroger’s company-wide commitment to creating communities free of hunger and waste by 2025, this program redirects food, funds, and products so less goes into the trash + more goes into the hands of community members who need it.
- Honoring local veterans: As a way to thank veterans for their service, Kroger works with organizations like the USO and Warrior Homesteads. Plus, Kroger has hired 45,000 veterans since 2009.
- In-store healthcare clinic: Kroger is investing in community health + wellness through their in-store clinic with Board-Certified healthcare providers available for diagnostic treatment and prevention (think: illnesses, screenings, minor injuries + more).
How you can get involved
Here’s how Lexingtonians can get involved: