National Urban League Launches Black Restaurant Accelerator Program Powered by $10 Million Grant from PepsiCo Foundation

The National Urban League and PepsiCo joined forces to create the Black Restaurant Accelerator, which will boost approximately 500 Black-owned businesses over the next five years. The PepsiCo Foundation is providing a $10 million grant to fund the program, which will provide current and aspiring Black restaurateurs with access to capital, training, mentorship and other support services that are necessary for business success. Black entrepreneurs have long faced systemic barriers to growth, including access to loans and capital, biased community perceptions and gentrification challenges. These hurdles have been compounded by…

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The PepsiCo Foundation Announces Grants to Charities in New Bern, North Carolina, the “Birthplace” of Pepsi-Cola

The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, and Minges Bottling Group, Inc., announced two grants that will support charities based in New Bern, N.C. – the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola. The Foundation will give $25,000 donations to both the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina‘s 2018 Stop Summer Hunger Program and the Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance to help support the communities affected by the recent storms. The funding is being announced in conjunction with PepsiCo’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, taking place today in New…

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The PepsiCo Foundation Commits $1 Million and 350,000 Meals to Support Hurricane Florence Relief

The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, is giving two $500,000 grants to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army, respectively, to provide vital relief resources. Recognizing the need for sustained support, The Foundation’s signature nutrition operation Food for Good will provide at least 350,000 nutritious meals to families in affected areas. With deep roots in the area and more than 16,000 direct employees throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, PepsiCo is prepared to help local authorities…

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The Recycling Partnership and the PepsiCo Foundation Launch Largest-Ever Industry Challenge to Boost Residential Recycling for 25 Million U.S. Families and Support a Circular Economy

The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, and national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership today announced the launch of “All In On Recycling,” the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the country – providing them with the resources they need to recycle more and recycle better. The PepsiCo Foundation is providing $10 million in funding to jumpstart the historic challenge, which is one of the largest-ever public gifts of its kind. The goal…

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