Unilever Partners with Feeding America Year-Round to Help Fight Hunger Nationwide

  Unilever Partners with Feeding America Year-Round to Help Fight Hunger

   Donations in 2012 Total More Than 3 Million Pounds in Product and Nearly

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- December 19, 2012

Unilever announced today that in 2012 they donated nearly $850,000 and 3
million pounds of product to Feeding America, the nation's leading
hunger-relief organization, to help those who are struggling with hunger. The
financial contribution comes from joint cause marketing programs and support
from the Unilever United States Foundation.

A Mission Partner of Feeding America, Unilever, maker of some of America’s
best loved brands, has contributed more than 20 million pounds of product over
the past five years, including food and personal care items like Dove, Suave
and Lipton, as well as $2.7 million to help Feeding America provide more food
to people in need.

“Unilever is committed to fighting hunger in the US and improving the lives
and wellbeing of the people in communities where we work and live. Our
long-standing partnership with Feeding America underscores this commitment and
supports Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan,” said Jonathan Atwood, Vice
President, Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications for Unilever.
Atwood added, “A number of our employees are volunteering at local food banks
and donating to Unilever’s company-wide food bank drive which was held across
three office locations and 23 manufacturing sites.”

Unilever has contributed to Feeding America through a variety of national
cause-related marketing campaigns supported by notable Unilever brands
including Hellmann’s, Ragu and Knorr. Currently, Unilever is supporting
Feeding America through its Cross Off Hunger campaign helping to donate 2
million meals to Feeding America and raising awareness of items needed at
local food banks. To learn more about the campaign and how you can make a
difference, visit MakingLifeBetter.com.

In addition, The Unilever US Foundation is supporting Feeding America’s child
hunger programs and providing food to children who may be facing hunger in
communities where Unilever employees work and live. The Foundation is reaching
children at times when they are most in need: in the summer, afterschool, at
home, and over weekends and during school vacations. In 2012, the Unilever US
Foundation helped support Feeding America’s child hunger programming by
donating $225,000 with a portion of this gift providing 10, $20,000 grants to
member food banks, enabling them to start, sustain or expand their child
hunger-relief programs including Kids Cafe, BackPack, Afterschool Snack,
School Pantry and the Summer Food Service Program.

“Unilever has emerged as a leader in corporate responsibility, working to
continually improve the communities in which they work and helping to provide
food to those struggling in our neighbourhoods,” said Bob Aiken, President and
CEO of Feeding America. “For over two decades, Feeding America and Unilever
have partnered in the fight to end hunger.”

Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks feeding more than 37
million people each year through food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in
communities nationwide.

About Feeding America

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to
survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief
charity, our network members supply food to more than37 million Americans
each year, including14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the
entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies
that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can
fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit
http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at
facebook.com/FeedingAmericaor follow our news on Twitter at

About UnileverUnited States, Inc.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods
with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 190. Consumers
buy 170 billion Unilever packs around the world every year, and our products
are used over two billion times a day. In the United Statesthe portfolio
includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress,
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove
personal care products, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not
Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions,
Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Ragú, Simple, Skippy,
Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline,
and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, while reducing our overall
environmental impact (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal). We are
also committed to doing what we can to improve health, nutrition and hygiene,
with goals to help more than a billion people take action to improve their
health and well-being, as well as to source all our agricultural raw materials
sustainably by 2020. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50
time-based targets in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Unilever employsmore than 11,000 peopleinthe United States – generating
over $8 billion in sales in 2011. For more information, visit


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