The PepsiCo Foundation's Food for Good program uses innovative solutions to help fight childhood hunger.
Who We Are
Food for Good was launched in 2009 by a small group of enterprising PepsiCo employees who wanted to make a meaningful impact in their communities. They saw an opportunity to use PepsiCo's logistical expertise and technological know-how to serve children in low-income communities who didn't have access to nutritious meals.
Our objective is simple--we aim to make nutritious food more physically and financially accessible for low-income families. To do this, we help hunger-fighting nonprofits and food banks overcome logistical challenges to store and deliver nutritious meals across the country.
Food for Good is the signature nutrition operation of The PepsiCo Foundation and critical to its mission of helping alleviate hunger around the world. In addition to Food for Good, The PepsiCo Foundation works with partners like the Global Foodbanking Network and GENYOUth to strengthen food banks and distribute nutritious meals to families in need. Expanding access to nutritious food is critical to PepsiCo's goal to build a more sustainable food system, and Food for Good is proud to work with partners across the U.S. to make nutritious food physically and financially accessible to families.
Food for Good Mission
To make healthy food more physically and financially accessible for low-income families through sustainable, business-driven solutions.
Matt Smith, Senior Director of Food for Good
As the Senior Director of the PepsiCo Foundation, Matt oversees PepsiCo’s award-winning operation, “Food for Good,” to deliver nutritious meals to underserved communities. He was one of the founders of the program, coming together with colleauges more than a decade ago to find a way to use the resources of one of the world's largest food and beverage companies to help get food to children in need.Together with a wide network of partners, Food for Good has delivered more than 46 million nutritious meals to low-income families since the program’s inception in 2009.
The impact of Food for Good can be felt across the United States, as the program has grown to serve 26 cities and 15 states while creating more than 225 jobs.
Awards and Recognition
Food for Good has received numerous awards and recognition for its innovative model and its impact on communities throughout the U.S., including:
- Communitas Award for Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Award for the Most Effective Domestic Community Investment
- Finalist in the Best Health and Wellness Program category of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s highly regarded Citizens Awards
- Fast Company Social Intrapreneurship Award