PepsiCo will donate more than UAH 25 million to community relief initiatives to ease the impact of COVID-19 in Ukraine. Funds provided by the company and its philanthropic arm PepsiCo Foundation will be used to support healthcare workers and the most vulnerable groups in society.
Marek Tomalak, CEO PepsiCo Ukraine, “PepsiCo’s aid in Ukraine is part of the previously announced global campaign to provide over USD 45 million-worth relief to the people and local communities affected by COVID-19. In Ukraine, the company has focused its efforts on three areas – supporting medical workers and healthcare institutions, food donations for needy population, and assistance to local communities in the areas where our manufacturing facilities and logistic centers are based. The total amount of aid allocated by PepsiCo in Ukraine for these purposes will be at least UAH 25 million”.
Since the beginning of the quarantine in Ukraine, the company, with the assistance of the charity foundation ‘Foodbank’, has provided to people in need almost 300 thousand tons of produced foods and beverages worth about UAH 17 million, whereas more than 200 thousand tons were dairy products and juices. Partial compensation of the logistical costs allowed this nonprofit organization to distribute food assistance throughout Ukraine without interruption.
Together with its partner, the Domino’s Pizza chain, the company delivered 3400 meals for healthcare workers of the Kyiv City Clinical Hospital No. 4.
With funds allocated by the PepsiCo Foundation, the company procured more than 16 thousand individual protection kits (overalls, masks, respirators, gloves, shoe guards) for healthcare workers. More than UAH 8 million were allocated for these purposes. Supported by ‘Blagomay’ Charity Found, this program also helped to procure specialized equipment for clinics in Mykolayiv region.
Encouraging the intention of each person to help others in a difficult situation, the company launched a program of individual donations among employees. The funds raised and multiplied by the PepsiCo Foundation will be donated to support children’s homes in need of assistance during the pandemic outbreak.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
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About The PepsiCo Foundation
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About PepsiCo in Ukraine
PepsiCo in Ukraine is one of the leaders of food and beverages market, represented by LLC Sandora and PJSC Wimm-Bill-Dann. The company holds leading position on the market of juices where it is represented by the brands “Sandora”, “Sadochok”, “Sandoryk”. The company’s portfolio also includes soft drinks Pepsi®, 7UP®, Mirinda®, cold tea Lipton Ice Tea® and mineral water “Aqua Minerale”. The company is represented by the brands Lay's® and “KhrustTeam” on the market of snacks. PepsiCo in Ukraine also has solid positions on the market of milk products under brands “Chudo”, “Slovianochka”, “Mashenka” and baby food “Agusha”. For more information about PepsiCo in Ukraine, visit www.pepsico.ua