Families who were already struggling to make ends meet before the pandemic have since faced aggravating variables that have made daily life even more difficult – surges of new variants of COVID, the devastation caused by natural disasters and the deterioration in access to food, possible loss of employment, reduced public transportation options and increased cost of food. According to a report1 released in April, food prices have risen 8.8% over the past 12 months, affecting millions of families. Kraft Heinz, Americold and Feed the Children have worked together to bring hope, love and nutritious food to families whose lives have been seriously impacted during this unprecedented time. By working together, the organizations were able to distribute food more quickly to those in need.
It is estimated that one in six children suffer from food insecurity due to the economic effects of the pandemic. That’s why Feed the Children works with public and private partners to help families access the safe, healthy and nutritious food they need. Working with an extensive network of community partners, like Partners in Hope, Feed the Children provides essential food and supplies, support for educators and disaster response to help children and their families lead stable lives. , while providing food and resources to help them today.
“Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the risk of food insecurity has increased in our service areas,” said Keith Sharp, president of Partners in Hope. “Receiving a donation like this is such a blessing to our communities. Providing food to our low-income families has a dramatic impact on their lives. The benefits to their physical and mental health are incalculable.”
AtlantaAmericold, based in Americold, is passionate about defeating hunger. Playing a vital role in the food supply chain, Americold owns and operates 250 temperature-controlled warehouses worldwide, with approximately 1.5 billion cubic feet of storage. Its facilities connect food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers, ensuring that food is preserved and protected throughout its journey from farm to fork.
“Our partnership with Feed the Children is incredibly meaningful as it is a way to show our commitment to fighting hunger. We are proud of the unique ways we can support their efforts to provide for food insecure families. By sharing our supply chain expertise and the gift of temperature-controlled transportation, we’re reducing the time it takes to get food to those in need While families across the country are facing ongoing challenges related to COVID-19 and disasters, we remain committed to supporting the communities where our associates live and work however we can,” said George ChappelleCEO of Americanold.
Americold has been a generous partner of Feed the Children for over five years. During its partnership, Americold has donated vital funds and traveled hundreds of thousands of miles providing free temperature-controlled transportation services of refrigerated and frozen goods that have helped feed hundreds of thousands of families across the world. ‘America. The organization also provides volunteer opportunities for its associates at community Feed the Children events.
“Kraft Heinz is committed to providing nutritious meals to those in need – and as a company aspires to provide 1.5 billion meals to those in need worldwide by 2025” , said Rashida La Lande, global general counsel and director of sustainability and corporate affairs for Kraft Heinz. “We have seen unprecedented suffering during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and we are grateful for partners like Feed the Children who continue to help meet the needs of families and communities across United States.”
Kraft Heinz and its predecessors have been a valued partner of Feed the Children for many years. Through this partnership, Kraft Heinz has donated food and is committed to supporting hunger relief efforts across the country by providing critical resources to those who need them most. Kraft Heinz continues to share its resources to help generate the most impact for families facing devastation from natural disasters or fighting food insecurity.
“The partnership between Americold and Kraft Heinz means so much to Feed the Children, and more importantly, to the families we serve,” said Travis Arnold, President and CEO of Feed the Children. “Those who live paycheck to paycheck have no safety net. Our partners are an essential part of providing compassionate support to those facing difficult decisions about how to care for their family.”
Feed the Children believes in everyone – the non-profit sector, businesses, community organizations, government officials and food suppliers – coming together to do good for those in need. . When efforts are combined, greater impact is achieved.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information about supporting the nonprofit’s mission to provide hope and resources to those without the essentials of life.
Americold is the world’s largest publicly traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation, acquisitions and development of temperature-controlled warehouses. Situated at Atlanta, GeorgiaAmericold owns and operates 250 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 1.5 billion cubic feet of storage, in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealandand South America. Americold’s facilities are an integral part of the supply chain linking food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. Visit www.americald.com for more information.
About the Kraft Heinz Company
We drive the transformation of The Kraft Heinz Company, inspired by our purpose, Make Life Delicious. Consumers are at the center of everything we do. With 2021 net sales of around $26 billion, we are committed to growing our iconic and emerging food and beverage brands globally. We leverage our scale and agility to unleash the full power of Kraft Heinz across a portfolio of six consumer-focused product platforms. As global citizens, we are committed to having a sustainable and ethical impact while helping to feed the world in a healthy and responsible way. Learn more about our journey by visiting www.kraftheinzcompany.com or following us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Feeding the Children
At Feed the Children, we feed hungry children. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the United States and around the world, we are committed to helping families and communities lead stable lives and reduce the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. . We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, provide support to teachers and students, and quickly mobilize resources to aid recovery efforts in the event of a natural disaster. Internationally, we run child-focused community development programs in 8 countries. We welcome partnerships because we know that our work would not be possible without collaborative relationships.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.
1 US Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm)
SOURCE Feeding Children