The PepsiCo Foundation along with its bottling partner Societe Moderne Libanaise pour le Commerce (SMLC), are rising up to help Beirut in the wake of the grave tragedy.
The global food and beverage company pledged a donation of $1 million USD to assist relief efforts after the August 4 explosion.
PepsiCo’s donated funds will help provide meals, go to rebuilding efforts, and support medical/healthcare facilities and impacted hospitals.
Throughout August, PepsiCo Foundation matched the collective donations of the company’s employees around the world for Beirut, which played a large role in achieving its financial support for the Lebanese Red Cross.
In addition to the Lebanese Red Cross, the emergency relief grant is also going to the World Food Program.
It is also working closely with Lebanese hospitals to support Lebanon’s fragile health care system and charitable organizations to help rebuild Beirut.
“We have seen first-hand support for Lebanon at every level of our operation, and we hope that our joint donation will provide comfort and relief to the many people in need as the country bravely starts to recover and rebuild after the tragic loss of lives and homes,” stated Aamer Sheikh, President and General Manager at PepsiCo Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan.
In a press release, PepsiCo said more support will continue as part of longer-term commitments.