Del Monte Foods and Hormel Foods have joined the Kellogg Co.’s World Food Day online food drive.
The online food drive in the U.S. is part of Kellogg Company’s global initiative. Through a variety of employee-led meal-packing events and numerous food drives, the company intends to donate 5 million servings of food to help feed people in need.
Each year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations sponsors World Food Day to focus on efforts to address food security to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #2 - Zero Hunger. In 2019, the World Food Day theme is Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World. FAO calls for action to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable to everyone.
“Del Monte Foods, Inc. is honored to be a partner in Kellogg’s World Food Day online food drive on Amazon,” says Bibie Wu, chief marketing officer of Del Monte Foods, Inc. “Del Monte Foods has a long-standing commitment to increasing access for all to more fruits and vegetables through both our product offerings and our community involvement with organizations like Feeding America. Joining this initiative to bring awareness to food insecurity and put nutritious food on the table was an easy decision.”
“As a global branded food company, Hormel Foods is inspired to make the world a better place and to help fight food insecurity through Our Food Journey™,” says Steve Venenga, vice president of grocery products marketing at Hormel Foods. “We are extremely proud to join efforts and be a partner in the online food drive to help others.”