This week, Nestlé will host its fifth annual Nestlé Cares National Week of Service, uniting and mobilizing its employees across the U.S. to give back to the communities it serves.
Once again, Nestlé will partner with Feeding America® through local food banks to combat hunger, a problem compounded by the onset of COVID-19. Nestlé employees will be sorting and packing food to help families get back on their feet in the wake of the pandemic.
“At Nestlé, feeding families is in our DNA, which is why we have a longstanding commitment to help end the critical issue of hunger,” said Steve Presley, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA. “We know the role we play in feeding millions of Americans, and the Nestlé family is coming together to deliver on our “Good Food, Good Life” promise.”
Currently, more than 42 million people may experience food insecurity, including a potential 13 million children. Nestlé recognizes the urgent need to address this issue and has donated nearly 10 million pounds of food and beverages, providing more than 8 million meals* in the last year alone. Additionally, in the wake of COVID, Nestlé worked around the clock to support its communities in impactful ways – such as delivering coffee to first responders, donating bottled waters to vulnerable neighbors, supporting independent restaurants and more.
“Every community in the country is home to families who face hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office at Feeding America. “As the pandemic continues to impact communities across the country, we commend Nestlé and its employees for their partnership and commitment to helping people facing hunger.”
Additionally, Nestlé employees across 19 states will participate in 70+ nationwide volunteer events, both virtual and in-person, inspired by the company’s purpose to be a force for good in the communities it serves. Planned events include:
- Assembling bags for kids that include educational materials and books to promote learning during the summer
- Hosting environmental clean-up events in communities across the country;
- Organizing online giving drives to provide school supplies for students and hygiene items for homeless individuals; and
- Making life-saving paracord bracelets and writing letters of encouragement to members of the military
*$1 helps to provide at least ten meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.
About Nestlé in the United States
Nestlé in the United States is committed to unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. We are transforming our product portfolio by focusing on high-growth categories, including pet care, coffee, premium bottled water, consumer health and infant nutrition, and offering brands people love. With approximately 30,000 employees across 31 states, Nestlé in the U.S. offers a wide portfolio of food and beverage products for people and their pets throughout their lives. Nestlé in the U.S. consists of six main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science, and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. The United States is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the United States of $28 billion.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.