Across 72 countries and at more than 800 events, 25,000 Kraft Foods employees volunteered during Delicious Difference Week (October 3-8), exceeding last year's tally.
Our employees packed food for the hungry, planted community gardens, educated at-risk youth about health and nutrition, supported disaster relief efforts, and provided aid to the elderly, disabled and low-income families.
"This year's Delicious Difference Week was the largest, most impactful volunteer event in our history," says Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO. Irene volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository where our teams packed more than 10,000 pounds of food for the hungry. She also volunteered as a guest gym instructor at Namaste Charter School in Chicago to teach children about the importance of active living. "I'm so proud that our employees are part of the fabric of their communities – making a delicious difference year after year."
Teaming up with nonprofit partners to make a difference
Kraft Foods partners with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to make Delicious Difference Week events possible. Those include Feeding America, Helen Keller International, KaBOOM!, Save the Children and INMED Partnerships for Children.
Through Delicious Difference Week and multiyear programs funded by the Kraft Foods Foundation, Kraft Foods and its employees fight hunger and promote healthy lifestyles on almost every continent. Over the past 25 years, the company and the Foundation have donated more than $1 billion in cash, food and humanitarian aid globally.