On World Food Day, Oct. 16, Kraft Heinz will hold a 24-hour global meal-packing relay race in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief nonprofit organization. Starting in Sydney, Australia, and ending in Chicago, Illinois, 15 Kraft Heinz offices and factories around the world will join together to pack more than 1 million meals for children and families in need. Employees from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate.
Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio said, “As one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, Kraft Heinz is committed to doing our part to end global hunger. We partner with local, national and international organizations and promote employee volunteerism to give back. This employee-led initiative to pack one million meals in 24 hours speaks to our commitment as a company and individually as members of our communities to help eliminate food insecurity.”
Each meal includes micronutrient powders containing 23 essential vitamins and minerals—developed by Kraft Heinz food science and nutrition experts—as well as rice, soy and vegetables. Each serving of micronutrients provides an entire day’s worth of nutrition for healthy growth and development, and has been proven effective in preventing and treating iron deficiency anemia and other vitamin and mineral deficiencies.