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Have questions about Food for Good? Below you’ll find answers to some of our most common FAQs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who does Food for Good serve?
Food for Good serves low-income families, whom the USDA defines as those earning less than twice the federal poverty line, in 19 cities across the U.S.
Where do you operate?
We currently operate around the country and are actively seeking partnerships to further expand. We began in Dallas, TX and have expanded to 19 cities across the country: Little Rock and Northwest AR; Anchorage, AK; Anaheim, CA; Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Detroit, MI; Oklahoma City, Choctaw Nation, and Chickasaw Nation, OK; St. Louis, MO; Nashville, TN; and Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Waco, and Rio Grande Valley, TX.
What meal offerings does Food for Good currently offer?
Food for Good provides nutritious, delicious, and well-balanced pre-packed meals - complete with dairy, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables - that meet USDA's nutrition standards. We also work with partners to test new pilot programs tailored to meet the needs of different communities.

Additionally, we offer a weekend "backpack" meal bundle program - currently facilitated in partnership with local food banks - to ensure that children who receive summer or afterschool meals on weekdays also have nutrition over the weekend.
What is the difference between a meal and a serving?
We believe that well-rounded meals made up of nutritious servings are critical for children as they grow and develop through adulthood. At Food for Good, we follow USDA guidelines and define meals and snacks made up of servings as outlined below:
  • Breakfast: 1 grain, 1 fruit/vegetable, and 1 dairy
  • Lunch: 1 grain, 2 fruit/vegetable, 1 protein, and 1 dairy
  • Snack: 1 grain and 1 fruit/vegetable
  • Dinner: 1 grain, 2 fruit/vegetable, 1 protein, and 1 dairy
  • Weekend "backpack" bundles: 2 grain, 4 fruit/vegetable, 2 protein, and 2 dairy
Does Food for Good provide physical activities, in addition to meal programs?
Food for Good partners with local agencies who provide safe, supervised physical activities and games at our summer meal sites so that children can continue to learn, play, and grow when school is not in session. Food for Good, through partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation, often supplies sports equipment and activity kits to encourage a safe and fun environment for the kids we serve.
How is Food for Good funded?
The meals provided by Food for Good are paid for through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. This funding covers all operating expenses, including food, trucks, and delivery drivers. Any additional revenues generated are invested back into furthering the Food for Good mission. Separately, PepsiCo funds research and development to invest in new affordable products and technology. This investment benefits Food for Good and the underserved communities in which we serve.
Who are Food for Good's partners?
We are proud to collaborate with community and nonprofit organizations, under the USDA's Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program, to build a hunger-fighting model that is scalable nationwide. Food for Good now works with over 40 nonprofit and government partners to ensure our program is both effective locally and scalable nationally.
How is PepsiCo involved with Food for Good?
PepsiCo believes that it takes the government, non-profits, and businesses working together to fight childhood hunger. That is why PepsiCo employees created the Food for Good program. Unlike most meal programs, Food for Good’s daily operations benefit from the scale, logistical expertise, and technological know-how of a Fortune 50 food and beverage company. By leveraging the country’s largest “food moving fleet,” we are able to use PepsiCo’s passionate staff and expertise in logistics and distribution to combat child hunger. Additionally, the PepsiCo Foundation provides additional financial support to Food for Good partners to expand the impact of their program.
What foods and PepsiCo products are served in the programs?
We work with local agencies in each city to provide nutritious meals that meet or exceed all USDA guidelines. Our meals include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat milk, and top-quality PepsiCo products including Maple Brown Sugar Quaker Chewy Bars, Tropicana 4 oz. juice boxes, baked chips, nuts, and seeds. We provide a variety of options to meet the needs of those we serve, and pride ourselves on delivering high quality products that kids love.
How does Food for Good benefit PepsiCo?
As a company, PepsiCo is focused on doing what is right in the communities we serve because that is the right thing to do. PepsiCo is doing its part in addressing societal and systemic issues including efforts to increase nutrition access in communities across the United States. Food for Good focuses on nutritional needs in underserved communities. Likewise, PepsiCo aims to provide access to nutritious foods and beverages to underserved consumers and communities as part of its Performance with Purpose 2025 Agenda.
How does Food for Good support PepsiCo's larger corporate goals?
In 2016 PepsiCo announced its new Performance with Purpose (PwP) goals – a set of goals designed to foster continued business growth in a way that responds to changing consumer and societal needs. Food for Good is proud to support PepsiCo’s goals of providing access to at least 3 billion servings of nutritious foods and beverages to underserved communities and consumers by 2025.