Feed the Children and PepsiCo Unite to Fight Childhood Hunger in Washington, D.C.

Nonprofits and Corporations Band Together to Help 1,200 Families

Jul 08, 2015, 09:00 ET from PepsiCo

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime partners PepsiCo and Feed the Children, along with other corporate partners, are helping 1,200 families in need in the Washington, DC area today by providing them food and essentials.  The event is taking place at Walmart (5929 Georgia Ave., NW) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

  • 25-pound box of food
  • 10-pound box of essentials
  • A box of AVON products
  • Frito-Lay snacks
  • Aquafina water
  • Quaker Chewy Bars and Quaker Instant Oatmeal
  • Tropicana Orange Juice
  • Loaves of bread
  • Fresh produce

"PepsiCo is excited to be partnering with Feed the Children for its sixth year of giving back and providing food and essentials to families in Washington, D.C.," said Shahad Ali, Frito-Lay Sales Zone Director for Washington, D.C., Zone.

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 Washington, D.C., alone, nearly 19 percent of families live below the poverty line. Often, these children are unsure of where they will find their next meal.

"We believe in a world where no child goes to bed hungry—a world in which kids can be kids and grow up wide-eyed, curious, playful, eager to learn, strong, joyful, and full of dreams," said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. "Today, PepsiCo is doing so much more than giving food and essentials. They are helping kids be kids."

About Feed the Children

Feed the Children believes that they should create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Just as important, they believe they can. 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.