PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation Support Hurricane Fiona Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

In response to the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona, including widespread flooding and severe power outages, PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation are partnering with the American Red Cross, World Central Kitchen, United Way Worldwide, and other local partners to support critical relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

American Red Cross member unloading comfort kits to distribute to communities impacted by flooding

PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation are mobilizing quickly to provide $200,000 USD in funding as well as other urgently needed items including PepsiCo beverages and food products through a variety of pathways including:

  • Partnering with the American Red Cross through the PepsiCo Foundation to provide on-the-ground aid in Puerto Rico and support for the needs of communities, including critical resources and health and mental health services
  • Partnering with World Central Kitchen through the PepsiCo Multicultural business unit to scale efforts with local restaurants in Puerto Rico and serve approximately 14,000 additional meals to the most impacted communities
  • Donating PepsiCo food and beverage products from regional PepsiCo businesses alongside local bottling partners to United Way Worldwide in Puerto Rico and local relief efforts in the Dominican Republic in partnership with the national government

“While we are very thankful our employees are safe, there is plenty of work that needs to be done to support our communities in face of this catastrophe that has truly impacted the island,” said the PepsiCo local leadership in Puerto Rico, represented by Juan Jose Wipe, General Manager for PepsiCo Foods and Juan Giron, who leads the Beverages business. “Working alongside our non-profit partner United Way Worldwide and local bottling partner, Central America Bottling Co., allows us to deliver on-the-ground emergency support and critical resources – because at PepsiCo, we are stronger when we act together hand-in-hand with our colleagues and communities.”

“In an effort to lend a hand to those impacted, we’re proud to partner with the American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen to support on-the-ground efforts in Puerto Rico to help provide shelter, water, meals, and a bit of relief to our friends and neighbors during this difficult time,” said C.D. Glin, Vice President, PepsiCo Foundation and Global Head of Philanthropy, PepsiCo.

“World Central Kitchen is first to the frontlines, providing fresh meals in response to crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions.” said Jason Collis, World Central Kitchen’s Vice President of Relief. “In light of Hurricane Fiona, support like PepsiCo’s allows us to work with the urgency of now and support all those severely affected with a warm, comforting meal. We are so grateful!”

“The Red Cross is thankful for PepsiCo Foundation’s generous donation, which enables us to offer emergency supplies, emotional support and hope to families and communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona,” said Elizabeth Penniman, Vice President of Communications, American Red Cross.

The PepsiCo Foundation has a longstanding history of community relief efforts and is a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, granting at least $500,000 annually to help the Red Cross pre-position supplies, secure shelters, maintain vehicles, and train volunteers to ensure they are prepared to quickly respond to future disasters.

To further support Hurricane Fiona relief efforts, the PepsiCo Foundation will also match employee donations to organizations providing critical relief for impacted communities.

PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation urge others to offer their support. Donations can be made online in support of relief efforts to the American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen.

About PepsiCo 

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

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About the PepsiCo Foundation 

Established in 1962, the PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, invests in the essential elements of a sustainable food system with a mission to support thriving communities. Working with non-profits and experts around the globe, we're focused on helping communities obtain access to food security, safe water and economic opportunity. We strive for tangible impact in the places where we live and work—collaborating with industry peers, local and international organizations, and our employees to affect large-scale change on the issues that matter to us and are of global importance. Learn more at

About the American Red Cross 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About World Central Kitchen 

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises while working to build resilient food systems with locally led solutions. WCK has served more than 100 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world. WCK's Resilience Programs strengthen food and nutrition security by training chefs and school cooks; advancing clean cooking practices; and awarding grants to farms, fisheries, and small food businesses while also providing educational and networking opportunities. Learn more at


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