Kellogg global COVID-19 hunger relief donation now tops $13 million and
more than $1 million in Canada
As the number of people impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to grow in Canada and worldwide, the economic fallout of the pandemic threatens to create a new era of poverty. New research predicts that the number of people facing food insecurity could more than double in the coming months, putting more than half a billion people at risk globally.1
As always, through our global Kellogg’s® Better Days purpose platform, we help deliver critical nourishment to people when they need it most.
To date, Kellogg and its charitable funds have now donated more than $13 million to global COVID-19 hunger relief efforts. This includes pledging more than $1 million in Canada in food and funds for our longstanding hunger partners Food Banks Canada and Breakfast Club of Canada. We continue to thank and admire all of the front-line heroes who are doing everything they can to mobilize efforts and help at-risk Canadians during this time of tremendous need. Our employees, consumers and customers are generously helping as well. We want to share the following message we received from one of our charity partners:
“Despite the incredible obstacles that life is sending to all of us, it is extremely touching
to see how humanity is capable of the best during this crisis.”
At Kellogg, achieving food security is at the heart our commitment to society. To learn more, visit our 2019/2020 Kellogg Company Corporate Responsibility Report. And, to find out how you can help, see the video and links to various Kellogg and partner resources below.
1Ship, T. (April 8, 2020). “COVID-19 fallout could push half a billion people into poverty in developing countries.” United Nations University. Retrieved from: https://www.wider.unu.edu/news/press-release-covid-19-fallout-could-push-half-billion-people-poverty-developing-countries