FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Longtime partners Feed the Children and PepsiCo, along with other corporate partners, today helped out Ft. Lauderdale families with food and essentials. Eight hundred families are taking home food and essentials boxes that filled two tractor-trailers at the Joseph C. Carter Park (1450 W. Sunrise Blvd.).
Together, Feed the Children, PepsiCo, BJ's Wholesale Club, Joshua's Heart Foundation, and Avon provided enough supplemental food and essentials for a family of four for up to a week:
- 25 pounds of food
- 10 pounds of essentials
- A box of AVON products
- Frito-Lay Snacks
- Quaker Oatmeal
- Pepsi brand beverages
- Shelf-stable foods donated by BJ's Wholesale Club
The event is one of many that 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 year.
Hunger's roots go deep and it hurts kids every day, in every state in the U.S. In fact, more than 19 percent of households in Fort Lauderdale face hunger.
"We believe in a world where no child goes to bed hungry-- a world in which kids grow up wide-eyed, curious, playful, eager to learn, strong, joyful, and full of dreams," said Kevin Hagan, Feed the Children president and CEO. "PepsiCo, its employees, and our friends at BJ's Wholesale Club are not just providing food and essentials today. They are helping kids be kids."
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About Feed the Children
Feed the Children is one of the world's leading anti-hunger organizations, dedicated to creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Since 1979, Feed the Children has grown into one of the largest U.S. based charities, accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise giving Alliance and a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. By banding together with partners, donors and communities 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.
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 2013, 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 in 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.
SOURCE Frito-Lay North America