PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation have announced a significant cash and product donation to support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The company's commitment includes a $1 million grant from the PepsiCo Foundation to the American Red Cross to provide vital resources to hurricane victims across Texas and other impacted communities.
Texas is home to more than 10,000 PepsiCo employees, who with the entire PepsiCo family, are prepared to help local authorities and disaster relief agencies marshal necessary resources to affected areas and address immediate needs. PepsiCo's business units are positioned to provide critical supplies, such as Aquafina purified drinking water, to impacted communities.
"PepsiCo's focus is on helping those in need during this difficult time," said Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. "I'm proud that our people and our partners are coming together to provide critical support to help those in Harvey's path sustain themselves during the storm and rebuild in its aftermath."
In addition to the $1 million grant to Red Cross disaster relief following Hurricane Harvey, the PepsiCo Foundation provided $500,000 at the beginning of this year to the American Red Cross' Annual Disaster Giving Program, which helps them with emergency preparedness across the country.
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PepsiCo will continue to monitor the situation in Texas and surrounding areas closely and will engage with the American Red Cross and other partners as the needs of these communities become clearer in the days and weeks ahead.