Kellogg donates US$7.5m to global COVID-19 hunger relief efforts

USA – Kellogg Company and its charitable funds have announced that they have donated US$7.5 million in food and funds to COVID-19 food relief efforts.

This forms part of the cereal company’s efforts across the globe. Kellogg has partnered with food bank, committed to ensuring the health and safety of its employees and is also implementing steps to protect the dedicated front-line workers.

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In addition, the company said that it is releasing a special advertisement to thank the front-line heroes who play an important role in supporting the global food chain.

“During this time of tremendous uncertainty and deep concern, anything that brings us a little comfort or gives us a sense of normalcy is particularly welcome,” explained Steve Cahillane, Chairman and CEO, Kellogg Company.

“Right now, sitting down to breakfast is more important than ever. That is why we are thanking everyone around the world who is working so hard to bring food to the table, from the farmers, to the people who make the food, the truckers and the grocery stockers and cashiers who ensure shoppers have safe access to what they need to feed their families, and food bank workers.

“All of these men and women are everyday heroes who deserve our sincere gratitude and appreciation.”   

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As companies continue to work together in these challenging times, Beyond Meat has also announced that it will collaborate with its dedicated partners to distribute more than 1 million Beyond Burgers in the USA as part of our Feed A Million+ pledge.

As part of its Feed A Million+ pledge, Beyond Meat said that its community is rallying together to give back via multiple channels and reach those most affected and in need.

The plant based food company said that it has donated its products to food banks across the country, and is working with partners to prepare and deliver donated Beyond Meat meals to hospitals, community centers and other frontline organizations.

In Singapore, agribusiness group, Olam International has made a S$1.2 million (US$0.84m) donation to The Courage Fund to provide relief for those affected by the COVID-19 crisis, particularly patients, healthcare and frontline workers, and vulnerable Singaporeans.

Olam said that it has also joined forces with its partners and governments to support national efforts on public sanitisation, awareness campaigns and distribution of medical supplies.

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