PepsiCo and Feed The Children Bring Help and Hope to Phoenix Children in Need

PepsiCo and Feed The Children Bring Help and Hope to Phoenix Children in Need

800 Families to Receive Food and Essentials

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, March 6, 2013

PHOENIX, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Feed The Children and PepsiCo
partnered with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul to distribute two
tractor-trailers full of food and essentials to help 800 Phoenix area children
and families in need. Families received food and essentials at The Society of
St. Vincent de Paul (420 W. Watkins Rd.) in Phoenix.

PepsiCo is a longtime partner with Feed The Children and today donated
Frito-Lay brand snacks and Pepsi brand beverages to families as part of the
event.Feed The Children partner agency The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
pre-identified families receiving the boxes. Each family received a 25-pound
box of food, a 10-pound box of personal care items and AVON products. The
boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.

The distribution is part of Feed The Children's Americans Feeding Americans
Caravan, which has helped more than 440,000 families across the country since
it began in 2009.

Nearly one in three children living in Phoenix (31.4 percent) is considered
impoverished. In fact, the number of children living in poverty in Phoenix
(392,229) could fill US Airways Center more than 20 times.

"Many of the families on the Americans Feeding Americans Caravan considered
themselves middle class just a few short years ago. Now they are making hard
choices between paying bills and feeding their families," said Tony Sellars,
spokesperson for Feed The Children. "With support from PepsiCo we can help
make that choice a little easier for families struggling in this economy."

About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children's mission is to provide hope and resources
for those without life's essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited
charity, Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S.,
providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing
meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance
each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1,200 local partner
agencies. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org 

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
visitwww.pepsico.com.

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SOURCE Frito-Lay North America

Website: http://www.pepsico.com
Contact: Mark Opgrande, Public Relations, Office: +1-405-815-4283, Cell:
+1-405-821-8114, Mark.Opgrande@FeedTheChildren.org
 
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