Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Hunger is the leading cause of death in the world. Our planet has provided us with tremendous resources, but unequal access and inefficient handling leaves millions of people malnourished. If we promote sustainable agriculture with modern technologies and fair distribution systems, we can sustain the whole world’s population and make sure that nobody will ever suffer from hunger again.

Business Avenger: Pepsico

"The modern food system has enabled the world to feed a fast-growing global population and enable longer, healthier lives, but it has also increased pressures on the natural world to unsustainable levels, threatening both the environment and future food security. And even today, over 800 million people are under-nourished. Rapid warming of our planet is likely to worsen risks.

PepsiCo’s ambition is to use our scale, reach and expertise to help build a more sustainable food system; one that can meet human needs for nutrition and enjoyment, and continue to drive economic growth and social development, without exceeding planetary boundaries.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals offer a vital shared framework for progress. Many of the Goals are relevant to the global food system, but Goal 2 for Zero Hunger has particular resonance. It speaks not just to mitigating the human cost where hunger and malnutrition remain prevalent, but also to the need to work together at a global scale to reform how the food system works. Only by working together can we ensure that future food needs can be met while also protecting and regenerating vital ecosystems."

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Case Studies

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PepsiCo: Tackling hunger in communities

PepsiCo works with partners to address immediate hunger and nutrition challenges in communities around the world, especially where vulnerable children are affected.

For example, working with Global Foodbanking Network, the PepsiCo Foundation is providing access to at least 20 million nutritious servings of food—with emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables—in Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, the Dominican Republic and South Africa by building local food bank capacity and providing needed resources like food transportation and refrigeration. Through a strategic partnership with Akshaya Patra in the Indian state of Gujarat, the PepsiCo Foundation will support 35,000 school children in receiving school meals for a full year which, as well as providing vital nutrition, is expected to boost school attendance and enrolment, notably for girls. Working with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), PepsiCo is extending its Nutrition in Action program to improve and enhance the health and nutrition awareness of school age children in southwest China, offering 1.7 million nutritious breakfasts. And in its home market of the United States, PepsiCo’s signature Food for Good program has delivered over 30 million meals to families in 20 markets since 2009.

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RB connects with non-profit in China to combat childhood stunting

A new social impact initiative in rural western China has set its sights on reducing 80% childhood stunting by 2022.

The ‘Best Start in Life’ is delivered by the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund, in partnership with global FMCG giant RB. Malnutrition in the crucial first 1,000 days of life affects millions of children around the world, leading to irreversible damage, such as stunting and significantly diminished brain development. Through raised awareness and the delivery of nutritional advice to poverty-stricken communities, the programme will reduce the incidence of childhood stunting by up to 80 per cent by 2022.

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Mindful Chef: One Feeds Two

For every meal that Mindful Chef consumers buy, they donate a school meal to a child living in poverty. They’ve now donated over 2,000,000 meals since joining forces with their charity partner One Feeds Two. That’s the equivalent to feeding more than 10,000 children for an entire year.

One Feeds Two is able to provide school meals in nearly 100 countries around the world. With the majority of Mindful Chef’s donations going to children in Malawi, South Africa. It’s one of the poorest countries in the world, with high rates of HIV and a large rural population who rely on agriculture. Whether rural or urban, the children at these schools suffer from extreme levels of poverty and disadvantage.

The school meal programmes encourage families to send their children to school, boosting school enrollment, attendance rates and overall education. These meals facilitate education and empowerment rather than aid and dependency.

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