PepsiCo launches Give Meals, Give Hope to struggle youngster meals insecurity
PepsiCo promises $ 1 million / £ 798,360.00 for No Kid Hungry and encourages people to #GiveMealsGiveHope
PepsiCo and the company's philanthropic arm The PepsiCo Foundation has announced the launch of Give Meals, Give Hope. With the global health crisis driving school closures across the country, school-dependent children have missed nearly 608 million meals to date.
It is an initiative to help connect children in need with critical food through a fundraiser No child is hungry, a national campaign to ensure that every child receives three meals a day during and after the pandemic, especially in the most affected communities.
Despite nationwide efforts to feed children in this emergency, significant hurdles remain, including increased demand for a quick supply of nutritious food and drink, low awareness of the availability of meals, and distribution barriers to children and families "the last." Mile ”.
PepsiCo engages athletes including New York Giants run back Saquon Barkley, New York Yankees Outfielder Aaron Judge and WNBA All-Star A’ja Wilson gathers communities to contribute to No Kid Hungry and promote this important topic with #GiveMealsGiveHope. To double the support, PepsiCo will equal $ 1 million / pound798,360.00 in donations made from April 13-30, 2020 at NoKidHungry.org/PepsiCoGives.
"We are grateful to partners like PepsiCo who use their skills and assets – like a list of top athletes – to speak up and ensure that all children have access to nutritious food in this challenging time and beyond," said Jill Davis, chief revenue officer for No Kid Hungry.
Give Meals, Give Hope is part of PepsiCos more than $ 45 million / £ 35,902,800.00 to fight hunger and distribute 50 million meals worldwide in the health crisis. In the U.S., PepsiCo provides communities in need with 20 million nutritious meals as part of the PepsiCo Foundation's Food for Good program, the No Kid Hungry partnership, and a partnership with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and USDA to reach rural students.
In addition, PepsiCo provided $ 3 million / £ 2,393,100.00 to support Team Rubicon's food delivery to partners Feed America, food on wheelsand others at 100 locations in the United States.
"The sheer volume of this issue requires businesses, nonprofits, and citizens to unite," said Anne Fink, president of PepsiCo Foodservice. "Our food service team works with thousands of schools, so we see first-hand how urgent it is to provide children with the food they need more than ever." We are passionate about serving students and we urge everyone to give everything to make an impact. "
With extensive knowledge of kindergarten – 12th grade nutrition guidelines, the PepsiCo Foodservice team will also donate products to schools. PepsiCo leverages its portfolio of healthier brands like Quaker, Tropicana, Smart food, Sun crisps and Rold goldand helps meet the need for nutritious, storage-stable meals that can cover the "last mile".