Kraft Heinz Company Foundation Commits $12 million to Rise Against Hunger
Extending a partnership that began in 2013, Kraft Heinz Company Foundation announced a major donation to an international hunger nonprofit organization to help alleviate world hunger.
The $12 million donation will be dispensed over the next three years to support the Rise Against Hunger’s local food procurement efforts, sustainable agriculture projects, and packaging and distribution of meals, which includes supplying the Kraft Heinz micronutrient sachets. The nonprofit has distributed more than 400 million of these micronutrient satchels, which each contains 18 essential vitamins and minerals, to its meal bags to date.
“As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are committed to using our scale to positively impact communities globally by creating a healthier, more sustainable world for all,” Rashida La Lande, global general counsel and head of ESG and government affairs at Kraft Heinz, said in a statement. “I am proud to further our long-standing partnership with Rise Against Hunger, and look forward to advancing our sustainable agriculture and micronutrient programs as we make progress on our goal of providing 1.5 billion meals for people in need by 2025.”
The $12 million dollar commitment will provide approximately 748.5 million meals that will be distributed around the world over that three-year span.
“Rise Against Hunger impacts millions of lives each year, and we would not be able to do so without the dedicated support of Kraft Heinz,” Barry Mattson, Rise Against Hunger CEO, said in a statement. “Rise Against Hunger recognizes that this new agreement is a huge vote of confidence from Kraft Heinz. As we continue our partnership, this three-year commitment will allow us to impact more lives and continue the crucial fight to end global hunger.”