Feed the Children and PepsiCo Unite to Fight Childhood Hunger in Atlanta, Georgia

Nonprofits and Corporations Band Together to Help 800 Families

Jul 30, 2015, 07:00 ET from PepsiCo

ATLANTA, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo joined Feed the Children and Positive American Youth today to lend a hand to 800 Atlanta families in need, providing them with food, daily essentials, and fresh produce. The event took place at 2865 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW.

Together, Feed the Children and PepsiCo provided enough supplemental food and necessities to help support a family of four for up to a week:

  • 25-lb. box of food
  • 10-lb. box of necessities
  • Box of AVON products
  • 20-ct. Smart Mix
  • 2-L Pepsi beverage
  • 10-ct. Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars
  • 13-oz. box Life Cereal
  • 18-oz. standard Quaker Oats
  • Tropicana Orange Juice
  • Georgia Pacific 24-roll pack of toilet paper
  • Fresh Produce donated by Walmart

"PepsiCo is excited to be partnering with Feed the Children for its fourth year of giving back and providing food and daily essentials to families in the Atlanta area," said Scott Closson, Frito-Lay Sales Zone Director, South Georgia.

The event is one of many Feed the Children has planned across the country, so that instead of worrying about having enough to eat, thousands of kids can just be kids this summer. In Atlanta alone, 25 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these children are unsure of where they will find their next meal.

"We call the U.S. the land of plenty, and for most of us, that's true. Yet, millions of boys and girls are going to bed hungry every night," said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. "By combining efforts today with PepsiCo and Positive American Youth, we are trying to put an end to that. These families are not only receiving food and necessities, but also the skills needed to break the cycle of poverty."

About Feed the Children

Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S.-based charities. They are accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and have a 3-star rating from Charity Navigator. By banding together with their network of agencies to defeat hunger, Feed the Children distributed over $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine to over 10 million individuals in the United States and 18 other countries in fiscal year 2013. 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 more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, 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 goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting, and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

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