PHOENIX, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo joined Feed the Children, Phoenix Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army today to lend a hand to 800 Phoenix-area families in need, providing them with food and daily essentials. The event took place at First Christian Church, 6750 N. 7th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 essentials
- Box of AVON products
- Frito-Lay Snacks
- Pepsi Beverages
- Children's Toys from JAKKS
- Children's Books from Disney & First Book
"PepsiCo is committed to ending hunger in the communities where we work and live. This is our third year to partner with Feed the Children in Phoenix and we're excited to be here to support those in need of food and daily essentials," said Nick Burge, Region Marketing Manager, Frito-Lay.
The event is one of many Feed the Children has planned across the country to help families in need. In Phoenix alone, nearly 23 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these children are unsure of where they will find their next meal.
"Feed the Children is proud to partner with PepsiCo today," said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. "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."
About Feed the Children
Feed the Children believes that it can create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S.-based charities. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, and is also a member of InterAction. Through its network of agencies, Feed the Children distributed more than $344 million in food, essentials, educational supplies, and medicine, impacting close to 9 million individuals in the U.S. and more than 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.