PepsiCo And Feed The Children To Bring Help And Hope To Miami Children And Families In Need

  PepsiCo And Feed The Children To Bring Help And Hope To Miami Children And
                               Families In Need

800 Families to Receive Food and Essentials

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2012

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --PepsiCo and Feed The Children today are
providing two semi tractor-trailers full of food and essentials to help 800
Miami, Fla., families in need. More than 50 volunteers from PepsiCo and Feed
The Children are distributing non-perishable food and personal care items to
families at the Overtown Youth Center in Miami.

PepsiCo, a longtime partner of Feed The Children, is sponsoring the
distribution and donating a variety of PepsiCo snacks and beverages.

In Miami, 45 percent of children live below the poverty line, and across
Florida, 923,963 children are considered below the poverty line. Feed The
Children partner agency Overtown Youth Center has pre-identified families who
will receive the boxes of food and personal care items, which are designed to
help support a family of four for up to one week.

The food and personal care items distribution is part of Feed The Children's
Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has helped more than 425,000
families across the country since it began in 2009.

"We sincerely appreciate our partner PepsiCo for making this distribution
possible to support Miami families adversely affected by the economy," said
Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children. "With their help, along with
Overtown Youth Center, this distribution will provide relief for them at a
crucial time."

Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children has been consistently ranked as one of the
largest international charities based in the U.S. Through six
strategically-located distribution centers in the U.S. and in 10 countries
around the globe, Feed The Children works diligently to break the cycle of
poverty through community sustainability programs, in addition to providing
relief supplies in the face of disasters. For more information, visit

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than
$65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more
than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker,
Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable
foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are
united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a
healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more
successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with
Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for
local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the
environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to
provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and
invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please

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