WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight hundred DC-area families in need will receive enough food to supplement meals for a week plus daily essentials, thanks to a partnership between PepsiCo and Feed the Children. The event kicks off today at 11:00 a.m. at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, 3675 Ely Place SE.
Participating families, pre-identified by the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and Central Union Mission, will each receive:
- one 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
- one 10-pound box of personal-care items
- one box of AVON products
- One 20-count Frito-Lay Variety Pack
- Pepsi Beverages
- Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
- Quaker Instant Oatmeal
- Tropicana Orange Juice
- Fresh fruit from Walmart
- Bread from Schmidt Baking
Volunteers from PepsiCo, Walmart, Schmidt Bakery and Feed the Children will be onsite serving families and assisting with distribution.
"We're excited to team up with the Feed the Children to help take care of our friends and neighbors in Washington D.C.," said Kevin Berry, sales zone director, Washington D.C. zone, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Division. "We believe it's important that we give back to a community that means so much to us and we're grateful for the opportunity to take part in meeting these 800 families' needs."
This is the eighth annual event PepsiCo and Feed the Children have hosted in the D.C. community, where eighteen percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Similar events will be hosted in other major U.S. cities throughout the remainder of the year.
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored nearly 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through child sponsorship and school sponsorship. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance as well as maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
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 approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, 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.
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