Mondelēz International is donating $15m 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 coronavirus 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 $15m global commitment will help further the impactful work of local community partners providing safety, security and assistance for the people who need it most.”
He said support for the program will come from the Mondelēz International Foundation as well as global and local brand initiatives.
The Mondelēz International Foundation connects with at-risk communities around the world to promote healthy lifestyles, working closely with public health and community partners.
It has already donated approximately $1m in cash and in-kind donation value to support relief efforts in China, including the China Youth Development Foundation.