Oprah Winfrey Surprises Volunteers Fighting Hunger During Kroger's Zero Hunger
- by Anne Allen
CINCINNATI, OH; PITTSBURGH, PA; CHICAGO, IL - Recently, meal-packing volunteers received an unexpected helping hand—in the form of Oprah Winfrey. In support of Kroger's Zero Hunger | Zero Waste anniversary, Oprah surprised over 100 members of the Cincinnati community by helping them pack meals for school children at the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati, Ohio.
"Kroger is thrilled to have Oprah Winfrey and O, That's Good! be a part of Zero Hunger | Zero Waste—our plan to end hunger in the communities we call home and eliminate waste in the company by 2025—as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of announcing our moonshot," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's Chairman and CEO. "The joining together of two household names is a milestone in our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste journey. Her involvement in our service event was inspiring and energizing. Together, we can change the world and Feed the Human Spirit™ across America."
In addition to packing 2,000 meals on-site to go toward helping children in the greater Cincinnati community, Winfrey's food line O, That's Good! and Kroger together donated one million meals to Feeding America® to help families across the country.
"It's an honor to support this initiative in the local Cincinnati community and beyond," Oprah said. "I am committed to the fight against hunger because I've seen the impact it has on people. That's why I wanted to be here today to help pack food for Cincinnati children facing hunger. The work Kroger is doing is special and meaningful."
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