FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo joined Feed the Children and Joshua's Heart on October 15 to lend a hand to 800 Ft. Lauderdale families in need, providing them with food and daily essentials. The event took place at the Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Together, Feed the Children and PepsiCo provided enough supplemental food and essentials to help support a family of four for up to a week, including:
- 25-lb. box of food
- 10-lb. box of essentials
- Box of AVON products
- PepsiCo snacks
"PepsiCo is committed to ending hunger in the communities where we work and live. This is our second year to partner with Feed the Children in Ft. Lauderdale and we're excited to be here to support those in need of food and daily essentials," said Carlos Canizares, Zone Sales Director, Palm Beach Zone.
The event is one of many Feed the Children has planned across the country to help families in need. In Ft. Lauderdale alone, almost 21 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these children are unsure of where they will find their next meal.
"Today, we are not only providing food and necessities to these families—but also hope," said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. "Hope for a better future that is made possible thanks to our partners at PepsiCo and Joshua's Heart who play a vital role in helping us create a world where no child goes to bed hungry."
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, maintain a 3-star rating from Charity Navigator, and are also a member of InterAction. Through their network of agencies, Feed the Children distributed over $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine, impacting close to 9 million individuals in the U.S. and over 4.9 million individuals internationally, for a total of 13.9 million individuals globally in fiscal year 2014. Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.
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.