Industry News | January 15, 2010

Kraft Foods: National And International Charity

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Either by giving time or money, Kraft Foods employees are helping communities in need across the country. From packing food at food pantries to painting schools, employees will be able to volunteer their time in Chicago; Madison, Wisconsin; East Hanover, New Jersey; and Tarrytown, New York.

The Kraft Foods Foundation will supplement the generosity of employees with a special 2-1 matching gift program, from Jan. 18-22, up to $250,000.

"We're honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reinforcing the commitment to help those in need by encouraging employees across the country to volunteer and make a difference in their communities," says Nicole Robinson, director of Community Involvement.

Up to $500,000 to Support Relief in Haiti

Responding to the severity of the disaster in Haiti, the Kraft Foods Foundation has increased its donation to $200,000. In addition, the Kraft Foods Foundation will match employees' donations on a 2:1 basis up to $100,000, bringing the total matching component to $300,000. The total donation of up to $500,000 will help the American Red Cross, Save the Children, CARE, and UN World Food Programme support relief efforts in Haiti.

Since 2000, Kraft Foods has contributed more than $11 million in cash and products for humanitarian aid to different locations worldwide. During the past five years, Kraft Foods has donated more than $100 million in cash and $300 million worth of food to hunger relief and healthy lifestyle projects around the world.

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