As America’s grocer, our primary goal is to provide fresh high-quality food for our customers and communities. Even though we live in a nation filled with prosperity, many Americans still struggle with hunger while others throw away thousands of pounds of food each year. Our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative was created to end hunger and eliminate waste by 2025 across our communities and stores. To help reach our goal, Kroger enlists the help of local organizations, food banks, and store associates, like Camille Davis.


As a front-end department leader, Camille Davis knows a thing or two about Feeding the Human Spirit and the importance of connecting with each customer. That same attitude carries over in her personal life as well. Camille is heavily involved with an organization in Clarksville, TN called Manna Café Ministries. Manna Café Ministries is a non-profit organization that serves the Montgomery County, TN community through a soup kitchen on wheels, food box distributions, and handing out clothing to those in need. When Camille heard about this organization through her church in 2016, she knew she had to be a part of it.


At one point in her life, Camille was homeless, so she knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle with hunger. When her church family started volunteering in Manna Café Ministries’ soup kitchen, she didn’t hesitate to jump in and serve. Along with serving meals, Camille cooks for the organization. She also inspired several store associates to donate articles of clothing and canned goods to Manna Café Ministries. While she continues her volunteer work, Camille’s mission has stayed the same – helping and connecting with people.


“The best part about Manna Café Ministries is being able to bring joy to people’s lives and see the genuine smiles on their faces,” said Camille. “We are truly helping those in need. It’s also how I feel about the Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative. Our company is providing a way for people to put food on the table and make a difference in their lives.”


Camille Davis was recently awarded the Zero Hero award in the Nashville Division and we couldn’t think of a more deserving individual! As part of her award, Kroger is making a $2,000 donation to Manna Café Ministries in her honor. Congratulations, Camille and thank you for your efforts in the fight to end hunger in your community!


We have some true community champions among our ranks. In our communities from coast to coast, they freely give their time and talents to local organizations, going the extra mile to make a difference. The Zero Hero recognition is our way of thanking the dedicated associates – both individuals and teams at our stores, plants and other locations – who make our communities brighter by serving others.