Some of the largest food companies across our industry have been helping their communities overcome the challenges related to the development of COVID-19. The latest food company stepping up to do its part is Kraft Heinz, who this week followed up on a $12 million donation it made to ensure people across the world have the food they need during this challenging time.
“We at Kraft Heinz have an enormously important role to play in making sure people have the food and nourishment they need—and that’s especially critical at this challenging moment,” said Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio in a press release. “This donation is an immediate and impactful way we can help our neighbors in need around the world and help fill this critical gap. We are very pleased to make these donations on behalf of our worldwide employees, who are working especially hard during this time to provide consumers and their families with products they know and trust. We are all in this together and are reminded that we’re only as strong as our most vulnerable.”
As part of the food giant’s $12 million commitment, Kraft Heinz is making a $6.6 million donation to Feeding America, which consists of $1.9 million in cash and $4.7 million in products like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Heinz Gravy, Planters Nut Mixes, DEVOUR frozen meals, and more.
The donation builds upon Kraft’s global efforts, which included donating 4,000 boxes of Heinz infant food to families in China and partnering with the U.K.’s Magic Breakfast charity and Canada’s Food Banks.
“Right now, our mission as a company has never been clearer: We have a huge responsibility to keep feeding the world,” stated Patricio in a separate release. “Each leader on our team is focused on making the company and our global business as flexible and agile as possible to meet demand forecasts that are changing daily—and sometimes, hour by hour. We are inspired by our employees on the front lines—in our manufacturing plants and distribution centers, which all remain operational, and our in-store sales teams—who are working tirelessly each day to meet the demand and make sure consumers have the food and nourishment they need during these uncertain times.”
In addition, Kraft Heinz noted that the uptick in consumer demand for its shelf-stable products has helped to accelerate the company’s growth—growth the food business is paying forward by staying committed to the communities it operates in.
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