Mondelēz International, Inc. has announced it will donate $15 million in financial and in-kind support to community partners advancing critical food stability and emergency relief efforts across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
“Managing through and recovering from this global crisis will take everyone’s support and I am pleased we’re standing up to advance relief efforts around the world,” said Dirk Van de Put, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our purpose and values as a company are rooted in doing what’s right for our people and our communities and this $15 million global commitment will help further the impactful work of local community partners providing safety, security and assistance for the people who need it most.”
Support for this program will come from the Mondelēz International Foundation as well as global and local brand initiatives. For instance, Mondelēz China has already donated approximately $1 million in cash and in-kind donation value to support relief efforts in the region, including the China Youth Development Foundation. Other local business unit efforts will follow.
The Mondelēz International Foundation connects with at-risk communities around the world to promote healthy lifestyles, working closely with public health and community partners by:
- Investing in community programs that promote active, healthy lifestyles to improve the lives of children and their families around the world;
- Inspiring the team of nearly 80,000 to make a positive impact with their global volunteer initiative #Impact4Good;
- Providing humanitarian aid through monetary contributions and products to support disaster response and relief efforts.