One in Two Hispanic Households Experience Effects of Digital Literacy Gap; Frito-Lay Partners with LULAC National Educational Service Centers to Provide Free Support

Frito-Lay has announced a new partnership with LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) to support a digital literacy program and improve the technological abilities of Latino families in eight U.S. markets this year. The program will create learning environments for parents and children of disadvantaged households through skills, resources, and tools needed for digital literacy. According to a national survey conducted by Morning Consult and Frito-Lay, nearly half of Hispanic households include at least one member who is not digitally literate, defined as the ability to find, evaluate, and communicate…

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Frito-Lay Invests $500,000 in Scholarship Program with the United Negro College Fund to Provide College Education for Black and Hispanic Students

Frito-Lay has announced a partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) that will further enable Black and Hispanic students across 10 U.S. cities to attend college. The snack leader is investing $500,000 in need-based scholarships to help reduce the financial barriers of attending and graduating college. Students are encouraged to apply beginning now and until submissions close September 29. The scholarship will be accessible to students in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Each scholarship will provide assistance of up to…

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Frito-Lay® Launches Industrially Compostable Bags with Off The Eaten Path® Brand; Advances in Goal to Design 100% of Packaging to be Recyclable, Compostable, Biodegradable or Reusable across Portfolio by 2025

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo® and leader in snacking, today introduced an industrially compostable bag for its Off The Eaten Path® brand. The bags are currently available at Whole Foods Market and select retailers starting this month and are an example of PepsiCo’s investments in breakthrough food packaging technology and the overall pep+ transformation. Producing the materials used for these bags creates approximately 60 percent lower GHG emissions than traditional packaging and the technology may be licensed to other companies at no cost to further the use across the consumer-packaged…

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Frito-Lay Cuts Absolute Fleet Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) in Half, Reduces Diesel Usage by 78 Percent at California Production Site

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, Inc. announced significant progress in the transformation of its Modesto, Calif. manufacturing site. The project is part of PepsiCo’s broader sustainability strategy, which includes changes across its end-to-end value chain to build a more sustainable food system and reduce its environmental impact. Since the first-of-its-kind project for PepsiCo and Frito-Lay was announced in October 2019, the 500,000-square-foot Modesto facility has further evolved into an industry-leading showcase for environmentally sustainable manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. The implementation of ZE and NZE technologies over the past year has…

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Frito-Lay and Feed the Children Supplement a Quarter-Million Meals for Students in Underserved Communities this Fall

Despite the learning environment looking very different this fall, experts predict schools will remain a critical lifeline for many students and families who rely on school meal programs and other daily essentials. To provide some much-needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, Frito-Lay has partnered with Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to launch the “Building the Future Together” initiative supporting thousands of students across the U.S. The program will provide shelf-stable food to supplement more than a quarter-million meals and distribute 500,000 pantry staples, school…

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