PepsiCo expands efforts to address food insecurity

To advance food security across the globe through its Food for Good programme

In response to the growing hunger crisis, PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, have announced an expansion of its holistic efforts to advance food security. Through its global Food for Good initiatives, the Foundation is doubling down on efforts to increase equitable access to nutritious food by increasing its own investments as well as offering three new ways to engage people in fighting hunger.

Building on more than a decade of partnering with communities to advance food security through collaboration, PepsiCo Food for Good has committed more than $35 million since 2021 alone to increase access to nutritious food and increase productivity and incomes of small-scale farmers. This year, it’s directing investments to interventions that have shown can build long-term solutions while it continues to address immediate hunger needs.

As part of its  Nutrition Enhancement Programme, PepsiCo in India is working to improve the nutritional status of pregnant & lactating women and children in the age group 0-6 years in Sangrur, Punjab in partnership with Smile Foundation. PepsiCo also launched ‘Bowl of Hope’ initiative in India in 2021 with its brand Quaker and Smile Foundation, to provide over one lakh nutritious bowls of whole grains to the underserved communities across the country.

PepsiCo Food for Good is launching three ways for people to learn more about the worsening state of global food insecurity and be a part of the solution: Convening some of the brightest minds in food security, a new podcast Journey to Zero Hunger, explores real-world lessons and possible solutions to the global hunger crisis; a new Food for Good Changemaker video series showcases different ways community leaders around the world are addressing hunger to build resilience in their own backyards; and Food for Good is partnering with impact-driven brand, FEED,to introduce a limited-edition tote bag. Each purchase will provide 10 nutritious meals to children around the world through No Kid Hungry, the U.N. World Food Programme and the Akshaya Patra Foundation.

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