As part of its global effort to provide relief to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Frito-Lay North America has donated $58,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund for grants targeting the profound effects of this crisis on residents in the southern Dallas community. Headquartered in North Texas, the subsidiary of PepsiCo Foods has a long history of supporting United Way, particularly through a founding collaborative partnership of the Southern Dallas Thrives initiative.
“We know first-hand how sincerely dedicated Frito-Lay and PepsiCo are to improving the lives of North Texans,” said Jennifer Sampson, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas McDermott-Templeton President and CEO. “And during this devastating time, they’ve proven it yet again. We’re so grateful for their generosity and leadership as we seek to respond to community needs.”
In addition to its United Way support, PepsiCo is focusing on providing nutritious meals to families affected by coronavirus, and primarily on increasing access to nutrition for out of school children who typically receive low-cost or free meals through federally funded lunch programs.
“I firmly believe we all have a responsibility to serve our community,” said Steven Williams, CEO of PepsiCo Foods North America. “During this time of crisis, it’s critical that the private and public sectors join together to provide assistance and aid to the most vulnerable.”