Eight hundred Portland families in need will receive enough food to supplement meals for a week plus daily essentials, thanks to a partnership between PepsiCo and Feed the Children. The event kicks off on Thursday, November 9 at 11 a.m. at 4040 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, Ore.
This is the first year PepsiCo and Feed the Children have partnered to help feed families in Portland, where more than 18 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. This distribution event is part of a larger initiative between the two organizations to help feed communities in cities throughout the United States.
The receiving families have been identified and preselected by the Salvation Army.
“We’re excited to partner with Feed the Children, the Salvation Army and Fred Meyer helping our friends and neighbors in the Portland community,” said Terry Taillard, sr. director, human resources, Pacific NW region, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division. “Frito-Lay and PepsiCo are committed to giving back to our communities where we live and work, and providing enough food to supplement meals for a week is a small way we can help make a difference.”
Each qualifying recipient at today’s event will be given:
- One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
- One 15-pound box of personal-care items
- One box of AVON products
- Books from Disney Publishing Worldwide
- Frito-Lay snacks
- PepsiCo beverages
- Life Original Cereal
- Quaker Standard Oats
- Chewy Granola Bars
- Peanut Butter from Fred Meyer
Volunteers from PepsiCo and Feed the Children will be onsite serving families and assisting with distribution during today’s event.