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PepsiCo, Feed the Children Provide 800 Rochester Families with Food and Essentials

By Staff

 

feed the children logoPepsiCo and Tops Friendly Markets have recently partnered with Feed the Children to provide 800 families in need with a week’s worth of food and essentials.

“We know families are beginning to prepare for a new school year, and we want to help them get off to a great start by providing for some of their needs,” Mike Farmer, sales zone director, west New York, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, stated. “Families should never have to wonder where their next meal is coming from, and we’re proud to continue our partnership with Feed the Children, and Tops Friendly Markets to help the great people of Rochester.”

The organizations dropped off the food to families during an event at 1650 Lake Ave. Wednesday.

Each qualifying recipient, identified and pre-selected by Catholic Family Center, was given:

  • one 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
  • one 10-pound box of personal-care items
  • one box of AVON products
  • One 20-count Frito-Lay Smart Mix snacks
  • One 20-count Frito-Lay Baked & Popped Mix snacks
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
  • Quaker Standard Grits
  • Rice a Roni Value Chicken
  • Aquafina
  • Lipton Iced Tea
  • Produce and nonperishable food items provided by Tops Friendly Markets

“Tops is committed to eradicating hunger in the communities we serve,” Andrew Brocato, director of community and public relations at Tops Friendly Markets, stated. “We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at PepsiCo, and Feed the Children on this initiative. The way we see it, we’re simply neighbors helping neighbors. This is the second annual event PepsiCo, Tops Markets, and Feed the Children have hosted in the Rochester community, where 33 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Similar events will be hosted in other major U.S. cities throughout the remainder of the year.”

In addition, J.C. Watts Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO, said, “Feed the Children strives to provide hope and resources to those without life’s essentials. We are honored to partner with PepsiCo and the Catholic Family Center in the fight to end hunger in America.”

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