Kellogg Company Supports Nepal Earthquake Efforts With $200,000 Donation To World Food Programme
Apr 27, 2015
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- @KelloggCompany donates $200K to @WFP for #NepalEarthquake relief efforts
Kellogg Company today announced a $200,000 donation to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist with disaster relief and humanitarian efforts following a devastating earthquake in Nepal and the surrounding region. The contribution is being made by the company and its charitable arm, the Kellogg Company Fund.
"We are deeply saddened by the enormous loss of life in Nepal. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the earthquake," said Kris Charles, vice president, global communications and philanthropy, Kellogg Company. "As a global corporate citizen with a philanthropic focus on hunger relief, we know the World Food Programme is providing critical food and other resources to those affected in Nepal and we wanted to provide support."
Affiliated with the United Nations, WFP is the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger, both the chronic needs of the most at-risk populations around the globe along with disaster relief needs like those in Nepal.
Kellogg also has a global commitment to hunger relief through its Breakfasts for Better DaysTM initiative. In the past two years alone, Kellogg has donated 900 million servings of cereal and snacks, more than half of which were breakfast foods, to children and families in need around the world.
About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2014 sales of $14.6 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Our brands – Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. Through our Breakfasts for Better DaysTM initiative, we're providing 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks – more than half of which are breakfasts – to children and families in need around the world by the end of 2016. To learn more, visit www.kelloggcompany.com or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube and on Social K.
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