About The Innovation Fund

The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation’s Innovation Fund aims to help fill the gap in philanthropic funding needed to support entrepreneurs and creative thinkers with solutions to improve food security and prevent food waste.

U.S. businesses, farms and consumers spend an estimated $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting and disposing food that is never eaten. We want to help change that.


Advisory Council

For the Innovation Fund’s inaugural open call, we invited a select group of subject matter experts and thought leaders to serve as an expert Advisory Council. Members reviewed proposals and identified top opportunities to prevent and reduce food waste.

The Advisory Council includes members from these organizations: