Family owned Polar Beverages is giving back to their home state to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
On March 25th, the PepsiCo Foundation announced an $11 million global investment in food, water and other critical support to the most vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, The Coca-Cola Foundation has announced it will award a total of $13.5 million in grants to five non-profit organizations working on the front lines of the US and Canadian humanitarian response to the pandemic.
Like many of our members, Vita Coco has seen an increase in sales due to customers stocking up on its beverages as a result of the quarantine. Instead of turning these proceeds into profit, Vita Coco is donating $1m to Feeding America and No Kid Hungry over the next few months that will help feed children in the absence of school-provided meals in the most vulnerable communities.
On March 20, PepsiCo announced it will be providing enhanced benefits to all U.S.-based employees and additional compensation to U.S. frontline employees in the midst of this crisis.
In an effort to ensure kids continue having access to their school meals, the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) donated money to long-standing community partner GenYOUth for its new program, COVID-19 School Nutrition Fund.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, The Coca-Cola Company is finding ways to repurpose resources to help meet the needs of communities in need. To date, the Coca-Cola system has donated over 740,000 beverages to support community organizations, food banks and frontline responders throughout the United States.