Meal-packing volunteers received an unexpected helping hand yesterday. In support of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste anniversary, Oprah Winfrey surprised over 100 members of the Cincinnati community to help pack meals for school children at the Freestore Foodbank on Tuesday, September 11 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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.
“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.”
“It’s an honor to support this initiative in the local Cincinnati community and beyond,” said Winfrey. “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.”
Winfrey launched her food line O, That’s Good! in 2017 in partnership with Kraft Heinz and it currently includes premium frozen pizza and refrigerated soups and side dishes. The O, That’s Good! brand was inspired by Winfrey’s love for nutritious, great-tasting food. Ten percent of Mealtime Stories’ profits — the joint venture between Kraft Heinz and Oprah Winfrey — is equally split between charitable organizations Rise Against Hunger and Feeding America. The Kraft Heinz Company Foundation intends to make annual donations on behalf of Mealtime Stories to these charities until the joint venture becomes profitable.
For more information on O, That’s Good! offerings and where to buy, please visit www.Othatsgood.com.
For more information about Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, visit TheKrogerCo.com.