BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kellogg Company today announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The contribution is being made by Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund, the charitable arm of Kellogg Company.
"This disaster has devastated what is already one of the poorest countries in the world," said Dr. Celeste Clark, senior vice president of corporate affairs, Kellogg Company. "The situation for the people of Haiti is dire, and we believe it is critical for us to provide support to relief efforts."
For the past year, Kellogg has partnered with a humanitarian organization to provide food in Haiti. Kellogg will work with this organization and others involved in relief efforts to continue to provide food products.
In addition, Kellogg will encourage employees and retirees to support relief efforts by providing a dollar-for-dollar match to the American Red Cross.
With 2008 sales of nearly $13 billion, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods. Kellogg products are manufactured in 19 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around the world. Kellogg Company and Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund, the charitable arm of Kellogg Company, contributed more than $40 million in cash and $120 million in product to various charitable organizations around the world over the last five years. Visit www.kelloggcompany.com. Kellogg's Corporate Responsibility report including its approach, progress and future direction in the marketplace, workplace, environment and community can be found at www.kelloggcompany.com/CR. For information on Kellogg Company's commitment to nutrition, visit www.kelloggnutrition.com.
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