PepsiCo Foundation — Logistics to save lives

PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation’s partnerships with WFP help us achieve our goal of delivering sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet. We have helped young people in the Middle East receive an education, enhanced WFP’s global supply chain capability around the world and are improving the nutrition of children in Ethiopia. These initiatives help show that business and communities can benefit together by working together. Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO and Chair of the PepsiCo Foundation

PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have been supporting the World Food Programme since 2008 through joint initiatives that align with both PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose Goals and WFP’s Zero Hunger mission.

Partnership areas include:

Improving the availability of affordable nutrition. PepsiCo, WFP and the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2011 committed to developing an innovative market-based solution to economic, food and nutritional insecurity in Ethiopia. In support of the alliance, the PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, committed $3.5 million to WFP to develop a locally sourced, chickpea-based product that targets malnourished children ages 6 to 59 months.

Supporting WFP’s disaster relief worldwide, the PepsiCo Foundation has been an important donor during the 2014 Bosnia/Serbia floods and the ongoing Syrian refugee emergency.

Providing technical and supply chain expertise to help WFP achieve the highest standards of operability and effectiveness. This six-year global initiative received substantial funding from the PepsiCo Foundation and benefitted from PepsiCo’s supply chain and performance management expertise.

Engaging local brands, such as Quaker Netherlands, to empower consumers to support school meals programmes in Benin. PepsiCo AMEA’s Tomooh project has supported school meals in Egypt, and PepsiCo Latin America assists WFP food security programmes in Ecuador.

Partner profile

Industry:  Food and beverage.
Support areas:  Ready-to-use food products and local manufacturing; school meals, emergency relief, supply chain. 
Geographical focus: Global
Partnership impact:

  • Supports the development of a locally sourced, locally manufactured food product that targets malnourished children under 5
  • Provides funding for urgent food assistance in schools and in the wake of disasters
  • Optimized WFP’s operational efficiency
  • Raises awareness and funds among PepsiCo brands’ consumers and employees to help achieve a world with Zero Hunger