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Kroger Is Selling Boxes Of Food At Cost To Feed The Hungry

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With the holidays coming up, I often remind myself to take a beat and think of those less fortunate. Whether that means donating any cash I can spare, some old clothes, or even some canned food laying around the house, every little bit helps.

To help the process of feeding the hungry go a lot smoother, Kroger stores assembled boxes of food that can easily be purchased and donated to those in need.

All 107 Kroger locations in the Mid-Atlantic Division have begun selling boxes of non-perishable and nutritious food that customers can buy and donate to Feeding America food banks as a part of the company’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Initiative.

At $7.99, the boxes are filled with items like oats, beans, canned veggies, canned meat, peanut butter, rice, canned fruit, and juice. Each box is able to provide enough food to last 10 meals.

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Since 2013, Kroger has donated one billion meals through a combination of food and funds donations. Kroger plans to eliminate food waste entirely within the company by 2025.

Customers can find the boxes on display at the front of 107 stores, with more than 10,000 boxes donated to Kroger locations and will be available for purchase through December 31.


We’ve Been Discarding Pizza Boxes Incorrectly This Entire Time


So you can’t recycle pizza boxes.

There’s a tiny sense of accomplishment you get after a major pizza party when you’re walking to the recycle bin with a huge stack of boxes. Apparently, that accomplishes nothing for the environment.

According to FOX News, a pizza lover recently set to discover if pizza boxes were really recyclable. Y’know since they’re made of cardboard.

The answer was no.

Darby Hoover of the Natural Resources Defense Council finally explained why you can’t just throw pizza boxes in with the recycling.

Turns out the porous paper used to make the boxes is “particularly susceptible to food and beverage contamination,” the resource specialist explained. This is largely due to all the leftover cheese, grease and oil that ends up stuck to the cardboard.

Food and oil can’t separate from paper when undergoing the pulping process.

However, for anyone who has a high-volume compost, you can chuck a pizza box in with other organic waste. Otherwise, you’re probably saving folks a lot of grief by simply throwing it in the trash can.