PepsiCo’s Annual North America Greenhouse Accelerator Program Awards $100,000 Grant to Spudsy

PepsiCo has announced the winner of its second annual North America Greenhouse program: Spudsy* – a Costa Mesa, Calif., female-owned company that makes sweet potato puff snacks that are certified non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, and sources ingredients in a way that reduces food waste. The six-month business program, which began in February as COVID-19 was starting to change the retail landscape, awarded 10 emerging food and beverage brands the opportunity to partner with PepsiCo as they looked to scale their businesses. Collectively, the 10 participating companies in this year’s North…

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PepsiCo Releases 2019 Sustainability Report; Highlights Progress Toward Helping to Build a More Sustainable Food System

PepsiCo, Inc. has published its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to help build a more sustainable food system. “Today’s global environmental and societal pressures are bringing into sharp focus the need for systemic change,” said Ramon Laguarta, PepsiCo’s CEO and Chairman. “These challenges not only require deeper commitment from the private sector, they also require demonstrated and sustained action. As a global food and beverage leader, we have a responsibility to use our scale and influence to help tackle long-term challenges,…

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PepsiCo Launches $7 Million Initiative To Help U.S. Communities Hardest Hit By COVID-19

In response to alarming evidence of the continued disparate, negative impact of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. and its philanthropic arm, The PepsiCo Foundation, today launched an initiative to provide increased medical and economic aid to communities of color across the country where the company has long worked. The $7 million initiative is a comprehensive project to support immediate relief and long-term recovery. The program will provide $1 million each to the National Urban League and UnidosUS to help feed families and seniors, increase medical care and testing, expand access to government…

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PepsiCo Shares “Some Good News,” Commits to Raising an Additional $3 million to Provide Financial Support to Restaurant Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Eight million restaurant employees have been laid off or furloughed since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. To provide immediate support to impacted workers, PepsiCo and The PepsiCo Foundation committed to raising an additional $3 million for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF), spearheaded by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) and industry icon Guy Fieri.   The announcement came during the latest episode of “Some Good News,” John Krasinski’s’ digital news show dedicated to sharing positives stories from around the world. The fifth episode celebrated restaurant industry workers,…

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PepsiCo Pledges $1 Million to No Kid Hungry And Encourages People to #GiveMealsGiveHope in a Collective Effort to Fight Child Food Insecurity Amid COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

With the global health crisis driving school closures across the country, kids who rely on school for food have missed nearly 608 million meals to date. Because students urgently need support to meet their nutrition needs during this time of crisis, PepsiCo and the company’s philanthropic arm The PepsiCo Foundation announced the launch of Give Meals, Give Hope. It’s an initiative to help connect kids in need with critical food through a fundraising campaign with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign working to ensure every kid gets three meals a day…

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