United Way & PepsiCo | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

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Frito-Lay products are enjoyed by many, but our efforts lift up the community.

Frito-Lay | Pepsico Foundation | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas


Frito-Lay has a long history of helping others and supporting our local communities. And now, partnering with United Way, we can get results that last for generations. Our Southern Dallas Thrives initiative:

• Prepares kids for kindergarten
• Provides healthy meals to the communities in need
• Prepares high school students for college or a career
• Creates new career opportunities in the community

Join us as together, we strive to improve education, income and health in our community. When we Live United, we can put opportunity in the hands of all North Texans.

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Steven Williams

Steven Williams headshot

We are moved every day to give back to the more than 200 communities in which we live and work – including Frito-Lay’s home in the Dallas-area. Through Frito-Lay’s Southern Dallas Thrives initiative, we are working to strengthen all of DFW by helping our Southern Dallas neighbors thrive. We hope that we can be the catalyst for other companies in Dallas to join us to create a lasting impact.

– CEO, PepsiCo Foods North America

Southern Dallas currently experiences

poverty rate 30%

Disadvantaged Students 91%

Not Kindergarten Ready 46%

Southern Dallas Thrives, with founding partners Frito-Lay and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, is committed to providing vital investment opportunities to the community to create lasting change and measurable impact.

Food for Good

Will serve one million summer meals in the next five years plus activities that feed the body and soul.

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First Five

Provides quality childcare in southern Dallas so kids start strong, mothers can work and employers get an expanded workforce.

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South Oak Cliff Collegiate Academy

Provides tutoring and mentoring to enable 85% of South Oak Cliff High School students to graduate college or career ready.

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Success Stories

See the good your support can do.

One Year Anniversary of Southern Dallas Thrives

Frito-Lay and The PepsiCo Foundation to provide $1 million for new Dallas Center for Arts and Technology (DCAT) and South…

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ChildCareGroup Partnership

The partnership between ChildCareGroup and Frito-Lay is empowering southern Dallas families through early education.

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Summer Community Initiative

Southern Dallas students find inspiration from Frito-Lay executives and internships during Summer Community Initiative.

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Mentoring & Tutoring

As part of the Southern Dallas Thrives initiative, Frito-Lay mentors are opening students’ eyes to career possibilities and unlocking their…

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Easy Ways to Get Involved

We don’t just work together toward a common goal,
we bring people together to become a force for good.


Pledge your dollars.

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On-Going Volunteer

Give more of your time.

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