Kraft Foods Ready to Make an Impact

As part of its community service, Kraft Foods has kicked off “Make an Impact 2013,” its first company-wide volunteer event since becoming a newly independent company last year.

This month, Kraft employees will work on 200 volunteer projects that support the company’s community involvement priorities: fighting hunger and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Volunteer activities will include planting community gardens, sorting and packing donated items at food banks and leading activities that support nutrition, education and active play for children.

“Make an Impact is our chance to be change makers in our hometowns,” said Jim Norman, VP, Diversity & Community Involvement. “We’re helping organizations that make our communities better for us all.”

[ Also Read: How Food Companies Support Hunger Relief ]

The Kraft team will volunteer with non-profit organizations in communities across North America, including Irvine, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Avon, N.Y.; and Toronto.

During National Volunteer Week (April 21-27), the celebration will culminate with Kraft’s Northshore Day of Service near its hometown headquarters.

On April 26, Kraft employees will volunteer in Chicago-area neighborhoods like Waukegan, Little Village, Pilsen, and Englewood.

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is North America’s leading consumer packaged food and beverage company, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion in 2012. It was launched as a public and independent company on Oct. 1, 2012.

Photo courtesy: Kraft Foods

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