PepsiCo Foundation and United Nations World Food Programme Announce Partnership to Enhance Humanitarian Relief Delivery Around the World
As part of the partnership, WFP operations experts have been working closely with John Phillips, vice president of customer supply chain and logistics for PepsiCo, and Jim Rich, former SVP of operations for Frito-Lay North America, who is now retired.
"Having the opportunity to not only share but also help teach the experiences and knowledge I acquired during my career at PepsiCo is a gift I am happy to use," said Rich.
About the PepsiCo Foundation
Established in 1962, PepsiCo Foundation is the philanthropic anchor of PepsiCo, responsible for providing charitable contributions to eligible non-profit organizations. The Foundation is committed to developing sustainable partnerships and programs in underserved regions that provide opportunities for improved health, environment and inclusion. In 2008 alone, PepsiCo Foundation contributed $30 million towards programs to help achieve the vision of creating a better tomorrow for the global community. For more information visit: http://www.pepsico.com/Purpose/PepsiCo-Foundation.aspx.
PepsiCo is one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, with 2008 annual revenues of more than $43 billion. The company employs approximately 198,000 people worldwide, and its products are sold in approximately 200 countries. Its principal businesses include: Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.
About the World Food Programme
World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency and the UN's frontline agency for hunger solutions. In 2009, WFP aims to feed 105 million people in 74 countries. Some 10,200 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. For more information, please visit www.wfp.org.