September 25, 2019
DETROIT, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past 10 years, PepsiCo and Feed the Children have helped feed around 16,000 families in Detroit. This event is part of a larger initiative to help feed communities in cities throughout the United States where more than 35 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.1
The event kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. EDT at Second Ebenezer Church, 14601 Dequindre St., Detroit, Mich. Volunteers from Frito-Lay, Second Ebenezer and Feed the Children will be onsite serving families and assisting with distribution during the event.
"We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Feed the Children, the city of Detroit, and Second Ebenezer," said Michael Paul, senior sales director, Mid-America region, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "It's a priority at Frito-Lay and PepsiCo to engage in our communities to help fight hunger where we live and work."
"Feed the Children is proud to partner with PepsiCo over the past 10 years," said Travis Arnold, president and CEO, Feed the Children. "We know that when we combine our efforts we will have a greater impact on the lives of families who need us most—right here in America."
Each family, pre-identified by Second Ebenezer Church, will be given:
- One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
- One 10-pound box of personal-care items
- One box of AVON products
- Variety of Frito-Lay products
- PepsiCo beverages
- Life Original Cereal
- Quaker Oatmeal
- Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. "Winning with Purpose" reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.
About Feed the Children
At Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs in 10 countries. We welcome partnerships because we know our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.
SOURCE Frito-Lay North America