PepsiCo’s Commitment to Fighting Childhood Hunger while Supporting Women-led Small Businesses

PepsiCo has initiated a new effort to fight childhood hunger while supporting women-led small businesses. The initiative is a joint effort between Food for Good, PepsiCo’s commitment to advance food security through collaboration in communities where we live and work, and WomanMade, a PepsiCo platform focused on advancing women in the food and beverage industry. PepsiCo seeks to partner with women-led food businesses to feature their healthy products in nutritious meal packages that are delivered to kids in need. The Chicago Defender spoke with Devaunshi Mahadevia, Co-Founder of WomanMade, and Lucie Dufour, Marketing and Communications Manager, Food for Good.

Food for Good was started in 2009. Why now, in 2021, has PepsiCo decided to partner with women-led businesses in the food and beverage industry?

Devaunshi Mahadevia (D.M.): As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, 1 in 6 children are in a state of food insecurity, and 1 in 4

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