Rise Against Hunger has partnered with Kraft Heinz to pack 50,000 meals for disadvantaged communities.
Victorians are helping achieve Kraft Heinz’s global pledge to donate 1 billion meals to people in need by 2021.
Rise Against Hunger, an international non-profit hunger relief organisation, received 50,000 meals packed by Kraft Heinz employees in August.
Kraft Heinz wanted to provide hunger relief to the world’s most vulnerable populations.
The volunteer packing day saw Kraft Heinz employees pack and box micronutrient meals, which are now being delivered to schools, clinics and vocational centres all over the world.
Kraft Heinz’s Australian CEO, Bruno Lino, said the initiative has helped contribute to Kraft Heinz’s global pledge to donate 1 billion nutritious meals to people in need by 2021 as part of its partnership with the philanthropic organisation, Rise Against Hunger.
“Staff at Kraft Heinz were thrilled to be involved in helping provide hunger relief to disadvantaged communities” said Lino.
One in three people worldwide are currently affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies, according to Kraft Heinz.
Micronutrient meals, which include rice, dried vegetables and more than 23 essential vitamins, help provide essential nourishment.
The program also works to support communities to make the difficult journey out of poverty by providing additional skills training and services.
“Our employees are extremely proud to be able to help some of the many people currently impacted by hunger all over the world. It shows that no matter where you are, there is always an opportunity to make a positive impact,” said Lino.
Rise Against Hunger delivers food and aid to disadvantaged communities with the goal of making a global impact on hunger by building resilience and self-sufficiency amongst vulnerable populations.
Kraft Heinz products are sold in nearly 200 countries with dedicated employee teams in more than 40 countries.
Kraft Heinz is also committed to the sustainable health of consumers, the planet, and the company.
The company has an existing platform in Australia and New Zealand with a stable of well-known brands including Heinz, Kraft, Golden Circle, and Wattie’s in categories including beans and spaghetti, sauces & dressings, soups, infant food, fruit and vegetables, juices, and many others.