Kellogg increases global COVID-19 food relief contribution to ~$4 million

Company donating food and funds worldwide to support organizations helping to feed people in need

More and more people around the world are quarantined and some communities are instituting mandates to “shelter in place.” Many businesses and schools have closed. In the face of this crisis, many of our vulnerable neighbors need food.

As always, through our global Kellogg’s® Better Days purpose platform, we help deliver critical nourishment to families when they need it most. For example, in the U.S. alone, our partner, No Kid Hungry, estimates that kids missed more than 101 million meals this week.

That’s why we’ve further increased our donations to coronavirus relief efforts. Our company and its charitable funds have now committed nearly $4 million in food and funds to our Better Days partners that support communities worldwide, including areas with school closures where kids rely on breakfast clubs and school meals. For example:

  • Globally, we’ve donated to the Global FoodBanking Network, supporting food banks across Europe, Asia and Latin America;

  • In the U.S., we’ve donated to Feeding America and the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region;

  • Across Europe, we’re making incremental food and cash donations to food banks;

  • In Canada, we’re supporting Food Banks Canada and Breakfast Club Canada;

  • And in Asia, we’ve provided food donations, including in South Korea.

We’re continuing to assess needs and determining where we can best support relief efforts across the globe. We will provide updated information about our efforts as it is available.

Our partners need your help

In every region, our food bank partners are stretched to their limits. One food bank we spoke to needs 32,000 more food boxes each week to meet the local needs. And that’s just in one community. With their strong networks of volunteers quarantined or sheltering in place, food banks are also having to hire drivers to deliver food.

If you would like to join Kellogg in donating to help feed people in need, we recommend:

  • Donating to the Global FoodBanking Network. Every $1 donated helps it distribute 15 meals to people in food-insecure communities.
  • Donating to support Feeding America’s efforts in communities across the U.S.

Or, if you have Kellogg’s Family Rewards points, visit the website to learn how you can donate them to Feeding America to help feed people in need.

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Mar 25, 2020

Kellogg is a company with a heart and soul. This has never been more apparent than now, as we work together across our company to help our food banks partners and neighbors in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Mar 20, 2020

Our company and its charitable funds have now committed nearly $4 million in food and funds to our Better Days partners that support communities worldwide, including areas with school closures where kids rely on breakfast clubs and school meals.

Mar 18, 2020

To help even more families and children continue to get access to the food they need, we’re committing an additional $1 million from one of our charitable funds to support these efforts – in addition to the $600,000 previously announced.