PepsiCo Food for Good is a purpose-driven initiative that is working to overcome the challenge of child hunger.
Who We Are
Food for Good was launched in 2009 by a small group of enterprising PepsiCo employees who wanted to make a meaningful impact in their communities. We saw an opportunity to use PepsiCo's logistical expertise and technological know-how to serve children in low-income communities who didn't have access to nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks.
Our objective is simple - we aim to make nutritious food more physically and financially accessible for low-income families. With the development of new products and technologies, Food for Good has continued to be an innovation incubator for PepsiCo's affordable nutrition portfolio.
As part of PepsiCo’s guiding vision, Performance with Purpose (PwP), Food for Good continues to support the goals of PepsiCo’s 2025 Sustainability Agenda to provide access to at least 3 billion servings of nutritious food and beverages to underserved communities and consumers.
Food for Good is the ultimate expression of Performance with Purpose — a purpose-driven initiative that tackles child hunger by making nutritious food physically and financially accessible for low-income families while at the same time serving as an innovation incubator.
Food for Good Mission
To make nutritious food more physically and financially accessible for low-income families through sustainable solutions.
Matt Smith, Director of Food for Good
As the Director of Food for Good, Matt oversees PepsiCo’s award-winning initiative to deliver nutritious meals to underserved communities. Together with a wide network of partners, Food for Good utilizes PepsiCo’s expertise in taste, nutrition and distribution to deliver 80 million nutritious servings* to low-income families since the program’s inception in 2009.
The impact of Food for Good can be felt across the United States, as the program has grown to serve 19 cities and 10 states while creating more than 160 jobs.
Awards and Recognition
Food for Good has received numerous awards and recognition for its innovative model and its impact on communities throughout the U.S., including:
- Communitas Award for Leadership in Community Service and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Award for the Most Effective Domestic Community Investment
- Finalist in the Best Health and Wellness Program category of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s highly regarded Citizens Awards
- Fast Company Social Intrapreneurship Award