Food maker donates $200K to help Nepal
A food maker has donated $200,000 to the World Food Programme, or WFP, to assist with disaster relief and humanitarian efforts after the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the surrounding region.
Corporate hunger relief
Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company along with its charitable arm, Kellogg Company Fund, said this week that the donation is in line with the company’s ongoing commitment to hunger relief.
Kellogg has made a global commitment to hunger relief through its Breakfasts for Better Days initiative.
In the past two years, Kellogg has donated 900 million servings of cereal and snacks, more than half of which were breakfast foods, to children and families in need around the world.
Kris Charles, VP of global communications and philanthropy at Kellogg, said the company is “deeply saddened by the enormous loss of life in Nepal.”
“We know the World Food Programme is providing critical food and other resources to those affected in Nepal, and we wanted to provide support,” Charles said.
Affiliated with the United Nations, WFP is the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger, both the chronic needs of the most at-risk populations around the globe and disaster-relief needs like those in Nepal.