PepsiCo Canada and The PepsiCo Foundation are working with the Canadian Red Cross to provide British Columbia residents with much-needed assistance through a $125,000 grant.
Through the British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal, the Canadian Red Cross will carry out relief, recovery, and risk reduction activities in and beyond the region, such as:
- Ensuring emergency lodging for evacuees who have nowhere else to go.
- Providing families with necessities such as food and clothing.
- Providing tailored emotional support to survivors coping with loss and hardship.
"We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support the Canadian Red Cross has provided to our communities and associates in British Columbia, many of whom were also recently impacted by the dangerously high temperatures and severe wildfires this summer," says Mike Ruff, president of PepsiCo Beverages Canada. "Their work is more important than ever as our communities face another extreme weather event amid the ongoing pandemic."
"Our local teams are working tirelessly to support the Canadian food supply despite the challenges they're personally facing," says Cara Keating, president of PepsiCo Foods Canada. "We're so grateful to our local teams, the Canadian Red Cross and the countless local organizations for their tireless efforts to support those who have been impacted by these floods."
In 2021, the PepsiCo Foundation and PepsiCo Canada also supported Canadian charities through a number of community impact grants and donations totalling nearly $450,000. PepsiCo Canada is the country's largest food and beverage company, employing more than 11,000 Canadians and operating over 384 manufacturing and distribution facilities across the country. It's products are staples in convenience and gas stores across Canada.