Kraft Heinz and National Politicians Join Forces With Stop Hunger Now to Fight Malnutrition
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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chairman Mike Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of the House Committee on Agriculture are teaming up with The Kraft Heinz Company to fight global malnutrition at the first Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event to be held at the Capitol. In the span of two hours, Conaway, Peterson, and colleagues will work alongside Kraft Heinz executives to package thousands of hunger relief meals to be distributed via Stop Hunger Now’s global distribution network.
The meal packaging event is part of an international partnership between hunger relief agency, Stop Hunger Now, and the Kraft Heinz Micronutrient Campaign (KHMC). The KHMC has been the signature program for the company for over a decade, impacting more than 5 million children in 30 developing countries.
“Kraft Heinz is thrilled to partner with Stop Hunger Now, a globally regarded non-profit organization with proven success, to extend the reach of our signature Micronutrient Campaign and bring this initiative to the Capitol,” said Michael Mullen, SVP of Corporate and Government Affairs at Kraft Heinz. “As a global food company, combating hunger worldwide is a natural extension of our brand.”
Stop Hunger Now meals are packaged through community-supported or corporate sponsored meal packaging programs, like the event at the Capitol today, that often are part of corporate responsibility or volunteer service projects.
In addition to the meals packaged by company and political leaders at today’s event, the Kraft Heinz collaboration will provide Stop Hunger Now with an estimated 10 million sachets containing crucial vitamin and minerals for more than 60 million meals.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Kraft Heinz Company Foundation, Stop Hunger Now is able to stretch our resources even further and save more lives,” said Rod Brooks, President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now. “We are able to provide even more nutritious meals and help reverse the effects of malnutrition on children and adults across the globe.”
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. Founded in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has delivered aid and disaster relief supplies in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, school supplies, and more to thousands of disaster victims and other hungry and vulnerable people in 65 countries.
Around the world, more than 868 million people lack adequate food and more than 25,000 die each day from hunger-related illnesses. Stop Hunger Now operates meal packaging locations in 18 cities throughout the U.S. and international locations in South Africa and Malaysia. More than 300,000 volunteers from corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations have packaged Stop Hunger Now meals. For more information visit www.stophungernow.org.
Kraft Heinz Company Foundation
As the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, Kraft Heinz supports the Kraft Heinz Micronutrient Campaign (KHMC) to enhance access to nutritional supplements that promote healthy growth and development, especially in developing countries and regions. Iron-deficiency anemia, a “hidden hunger” caused by a lack of essential vitamins and minerals, is limiting the potential of millions of children and cutting lives short. It can impair physical and mental development, weaken the immune system and significantly increase the risk of dying before the age of five. The KHMC is dedicated to addressing this global health threat as the signature Corporate Social Responsibility program of the Kraft Heinz Company and its Foundation.