This year, the partnership returns to serve families pre-identified by the Salvation Army to receive enough food and essentials to supplement meals for a week.
"At PepsiCo and Frito-Lay, giving back to the community is top priority and we are excited to bring our long-standing partnership with Feed the Children to the city of Baltimore for the second year in a row, where two out of 10 families live beneath the poverty line1," said Chanel Thomas, senior account manager, Baltimore zone, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division in a press release. "We want to thank the city of Baltimore, Salvation Army and Feed the Children for helping us in the fight to defeat hunger in Maryland and across the U.S."
"We believe that no child should go to bed hungry in a land where there is plenty of food," said Travis Arnold, president and CEO, Feed the Children. "Thanks to our generous partner PepsiCo, we are able to help these families rest a little easier knowing they do not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from."
Participants at the event received:
- One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
- One 10-pound box of personal-care items, like shampoo, deodorant, lotion
- One box of AVON products
- Variety of Frito-Lay products
- PepsiCo beverages
- Life Original Cereal
- Quaker Oatmeal
- Quaker Chewy Granola Bars