The PepsiCo Foundation Supporting The Salvation Army’s Relief Efforts in Louisiana

September 02, 2021
Philip Burn | philip.burn@uss.salvationarmy.org | (214) 418-9536

The PepsiCo Foundation Supporting The Salvation Army’s Relief Efforts in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA (September 2, 2021) – The PepsiCo Foundation, a long-time partner of The Salvation Army, has pledged their practical support of the ongoing Hurricane Ida relief efforts in Louisiana. Response is taking place throughout the state based out of Incident Command Posts in Gonzales and New Orleans.

The PepsiCo Foundation will provide $150,000 of in-kind donation in shelf stable meals through the Food for Good program in addition to a $100,000 grant to support additional food deliveries working closely with The Salvation Army Texas Emergency Disaster Services team.

“While first responders and relief agencies are still assessing the damage of Hurricane Ida, we know that citizens need relief now,” said Jon Banner, Executive Vice President, Global Communications and President of The PepsiCo Foundation. “That’s why we’re working with dedicated partners like The Salvation Army to deliver meals and emergency relief. These communities need our support as they face the immediate impacts of the storm and recover in its wake.”

PepsiCo’s Food for Good operation is donating nutritious, pre-packed, non-perishable meals to complement the hot meals The Salvation Army is serving through 38 mobile feeding units deployed in affected communities throughout Louisiana.

“Partners like PepsiCo enable us to respond quickly with the food, water, and emergency relief that disaster survivors need most in urgent crises like this one,” said Alvin Migues, Emergency Services Director at the Salvation Army. “We’re grateful to work together to ensure we are providing these services to the survivors of Hurricane Ida as quickly as possible.”

The Salvation Army continues to meet immediate needs through the delivery of hot meals, MREs, water, and emotional and spiritual care, as many locations remain without power in Louisiana.

To make a financial donation to support ongoing Hurricane Ida relief efforts, go to helpsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. For the latest disaster response information, go to www.disaster.salvationarmyusa.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at www.facebook.com/salvationarmytexas/ and www.twitter.com/salarmytx        

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