PepsiCo announced a new goal to help 50 million people gain ready access to nutritious foods by 2030 through its Food for Good food security program and the expansion of PepsiCo's affordable nutrition offerings as part of its PepsiCo Positive (pep+) journey.
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This new goal is in addition to PepsiCo's recently announced support for the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge, pledging $100 million in positive agriculture and food security initiatives by 2030, including training farmers and helping strengthen agricultural production with plans to increase crop yields and help ensure a more resilient food supply.
To achieve these goals, PepsiCo is expanding globally Food for Good, a childhood nutrition program founded in the United States, by partnering with local leaders on their needs to develop community centric solutions together.
The company aims to evolve and expand Food for Good and this community centric approach to advance long term food security for people of all ages through collaboration with local partners around the world, by investing in solutions that increase equitable access to nutritious food and increase productivity and incomes of small scale farmers. New investments include:
A $1 million grant to World Food Programme (WFP) to co create a multi country partnership in the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on improving long term food security needs of communities affected by climate change, conflict, natural disasters and humanitarian crises. This grant builds upon a decade long partnership with WFP.
The expansion of She Feeds the World, a partnership with CARE to ensure gender equality and economic empowerment for women agriculture workers across the globe, into Colombia, Nigeria, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam in 2022. The program is currently active in Uganda, Egypt and Peru.
Quaker is partnering with regional NGOs CARE and Un Kilo de Ayuda to scale interventions to combat childhood malnourishment, with programs like Quaker Qrece, a holistic intervention that provides a specialized food product and education in at risk communities in Guatemala and Mexico.
The brand is also expanding the range of nutritious and affordable products including the 3 Minutos brand it offers in Mexico. In early 2022, Quaker plans to launch a new, affordable nutritious product in Nigeria. In Africa, Pioneer Foods will also continue to grow their portfolio of affordable, nutritious options. ■
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