Supermarkets Expand Food Donations Amid Shortages

Kroger Co. has launched a new program to donate more perishables to charities as part of an expansion of its hunger relief efforts. The move comes amid a general effort by supermarkets to increase perishables donations, according to officials of hunger relief organizations, although donations from government agencies have declined, and some supermarkets say improved efficiencies in their

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has launched a new program to donate more perishables to charities as part of an expansion of its hunger relief efforts.

The move comes amid a general effort by supermarkets to increase perishables donations, according to officials of hunger relief organizations, although donations from government agencies have declined, and some supermarkets say improved efficiencies in their operations have reduced the excess product they have available to contribute.<

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