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Oprah’s Food Line & Kroger Donate 1 Million Meals to Feeding America (PHOTOS)

The first Friday in September is National Food Bank Day. On September 6, 2019, we are reposting this September 2018 article in recogntion of the designation.

Oprah Winfrey joins 100 volunteers from the community and School for Creative and Performing Arts to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Kroger's Zero Hunger Zero Waste initiative at the Freestore Foodbank on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in Cincinnati. (Photo by Chris Cone/Invision for The Kroger Co./AP Images)

Oprah Winfrey surprised over 100 people on Sept. 11 and helped pack 2,000 meals for schoolchildren at the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati. Her food line, O, That’s Good!, teamed up with Kroger supermarkets and donated 1 million meals to Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the nation.

“It’s an honor to support this initiative in the local Cincinnati community and beyond,” said Winfrey in a statement obtained by EBONY.com. “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.”

Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, added, “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. 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.”

 

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