Companies across the nation are rallying to support those who have been affected by the impact of COVID-19. PepsiCo recently launched its initiative Give Meals, Give Hope, which connects students with food through a fundraising campaign with No Kid Hungry.
"The massive scope of this issue calls for businesses, nonprofits, and citizens to join forces," said Anne Fink, President of PepsiCo Foodservice. "Our foodservice team works with thousands of schools so we're seeing firsthand the urgency to get kids the nourishment they need now more than ever. We're passionately committed to serving students and we urge everyone to give what they can to make an even bigger impact."
In order to enact this mission, PepsiCo has enlisted the help of all-star recruits, including New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, and WNBA All-Star A'ja Wilson to rally communities to contribute to No Kid Hungry. To double the support, PepsiCo will match $1 million in donations, a press release noted.
The PepsiCo Foodservice team will also be donating products to schools via its portfolio of healthier brands like Quaker, Tropicana, Smartfood, Sun Chips and Rold Gold, which helps deliver on the need for shelf-stable meals.
"We're thankful for partners like PepsiCo who are leveraging their capabilities and assets—like a roster of star athletes—to help get the word out and ensure all kids have access to nutritious food during this challenging time and beyond," said Jill Davis, Chief Revenue Officer for No Kid Hungry.
Our hats go off to the PepsiCo team! As the foodservice world continues to evolve, keep reading Deli Market News for the latest.