800 Families Receive Food and Essentials from Feed the Children and PepsiCo

800 Families Receive Food and Essentials from Feed the Children and PepsiCo


Feed The Children and PepsiCo, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), provided 800 families with boxes filled with food and personal care items. The event, hosted by the on-site Boys & Girls Clubhouse, took place at the Nickerson Gardens public housing development in Watts.

“Part of our values at PepsiCo is the performance with a purpose. It is very important to us to be engaged with local partners, get involved with the communities and to help support those who are in need,” said Carlo Ohanian, Zone Director with Frito-Lay.

“We are proud to partner with Feed the Children and PepsiCo to provide such important events as this one to help our neighbors and our community. I want to thank the wonderful volunteers that make this possible. It takes all of us together to defeat hunger,” said Axel Diaz, Development Coordinator for Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles.

Over 75 volunteers from Feed the Children, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, the Dream Center, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Boys & Girls Club and other organizations helped set up the event and participated in the distribution. Representatives from Senator Steve Bradford’s and Assemblymember Mike Gipson’s offices awarded Certificates of Recognition to all the partners and thanked them for their dedication and support to the Watts community.

Each qualifying family received the following items:

  • One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
  • One 10-pound box of personal-care items
  • One box of AVON products
  • Frito-Lay Baked & Popped Variety Pack
  • Aquafina Water
  • Life Original Cereal
  • Quaker Oatmeal
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
  • Boxed and canned goods from Ralph's/Food 4 Less

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $63 billion in net revenue in 2017, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

About Feed the Children

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.


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