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Approximately 800 Atlanta Families in Need to Receive 32,000 Pounds of Food and Essentials Today from PepsiCo and Feed the Children

Oct 18, 2017

ATLANTA, Georgia (October 18, 2017) – Eight hundred Atlanta families in need will receive enough food to supplement meals for a week plus daily essentials, thanks to a partnership between PepsiCo and Feed the Children. The event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Turner Field in the Gold Lot, 755 Hank Aaron Drive Southeast, Atlanta.

This distribution event is part of a larger initiative between the two organizations to help feed communities in cities throughout the United States. Half of today’s recipients are unable to leave their homes due to medical conditions, immobility, or other challenging circumstances, and will have their food and essentials delivered to their door via Frito-Lay’s fleet of trucks.

This is the sixth annual event PepsiCo and Feed the Children have hosted in the Atlanta community, where more than 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, but the second year to utilize Frito-Lay’s trucks for delivery.

The receiving families have been identified and preselected by nonprofit organizations Open Hand Atlanta, African American Association of Georgia and Meals on Wheels Atlanta.

Each qualifying recipient family will be given:

  • One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
  • One 15-pound box of personal-care items
  • One box of AVON products
  • Disney books
  • One 20-count Frito-Lay Snack Mix
  • PepsiCo beverages
  • Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • Life Cereal
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars

“We love being part of the Atlanta community and are proud to take part in this event year after year,” said Scott Closson, zone sales director, south Georgia zone, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division. “We wanted to reach out to our friends and neighbors who might often be left out of events like this due to their circumstances or lack of mobility. We’re thrilled we can utilize our fleet of trucks to make these deliveries to hundreds of recipients in need who are often underserved.”

About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, 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.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

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