Did you know it is estimated that between 30 and 40 percent of food in the United States is thrown out? And yet, people go hungry in communities across the country. The Kroger Company is doing something about it. They are driven to end hunger and eliminate food waste in the communities they serve by the year 2025 by donating more well-balanced meals, advocating for public policy solutions, and establishing a $10 million innovation fund. But Kroger isn’t doing it alone, they are working with food banks and other organizations, like the World Wildlife Fund and Feeding America.
Field Trip Factory is proud to work with some of the Kroger family of stores to support the Zero Hunger Zero Waste program. Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Frys, and a store in the Knoxville, TN area this Spring is sponsoring a unique, free field-trip program called The Power of Zero. While exploring the store students will learn decision-making skills centered on good nutrition and MyPlate principles. Students will also discover how Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Frys are fighting hunger and food waste in local communities and understand how it is all of our responsibilities to help. Students in grades K-5 will spend one hour exploring the store’s aisles and the learning can be extend with pre- and post-field trip activities related specifically to this trip’s topics of nutrition and waste reduction.