Feed the Children and PepsiCo Unite to Fight Childhood Hunger in Chicago

Nonprofits and Corporations Band Together to Help 800 Families

CHICAGO, – Longtime partners Feed the Children and PepsiCo, along with other friends are helping out Chicago families with food, essentials, and fresh produce Sept. 23. Eight hundred families are taking home food and essentials boxes that will fill four tractor-trailers at Saint Sabina Church (1210 W. 78th Place).

Together, Feed the Children, PepsiCo, Jewel-Osco and Avon are providing 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 assorted chips and Air Pops
  • PepsiCo 2-liters of Sierra Mist
  • Quaker 13 oz. Life Cereal and Chewy Bars
  • Canned food

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 17 percent of households in Illinois 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 Georgia-Pacific and Walmart are not just providing food and essentials today. They are helping kids be kids.”

About Feed the Children

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.

Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.