BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) today released details about multiple programs and partnerships it has established to help in the fight against summer hunger in 2020.
It's now estimated that 18 million kids (1 in 4) in the U.S. could face hunger because of the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic.1 The company has long been committed to addressing the issue of food security year-round through its Kellogg's® Better Days global purpose platform, but the need is heightened this summer.
Since mandatory school closures began earlier this year as a result of COVID, millions of students have been missing the school breakfast and lunch they rely on every day and the challenge to gain access to meals is continuing well into the summer months.
That's why Kellogg and the Kellogg Company Fund are continuing to support a number of hunger initiatives this summer, which are also helping to support long-term COVID-19 recovery:
"Feeding children in need is especially challenging this summer, as many of the standard models for providing meals to kids in communities have needed to change due to the pandemic," said Stephanie Slingerland, Kellogg Company's Senior Director, Philanthropy and Social Impact.
"Summer feeding programs have implemented neighborhood meal delivery service, while others have set up remote grab-and-go stations. And some have had to temporarily suspend or scale back their meal service," Stephanie said. "Kellogg will continue to support communities in the coming months, and we thank our food bank and charity partners for the incredible work they're doing to feed children and families."
Kellogg's summer hunger efforts are part of the company's Kellogg's® Better Days global signature cause platform, which is also bolstering long-term COVID recovery support to families around the world. This work contributes to our global commitment to create Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through addressing the interconnected issues of food security, climate resiliency and well-being for people, communities and the planet. To date, Kellogg has donated more than $13 million in food and funds to global COVID hunger relief efforts. You can read more about our efforts to help end summer hunger here.
About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Keebler®, Special K®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR® and more. Net sales in 2018 were approximately $13.5 billion, comprised principally of snacks and convenience foods like cereal and frozen foods. Kellogg brands are beloved in markets around the world. We are also a company with Heart & Soul, committed to creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 through our Kellogg's® Better Days global purpose platform. Visit www.KelloggCompany.com or www.OpenforBreakfast.com.
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