News5 HBCUs To Receive $250K Donation To Fight Food Insecurity

5 HBCUs To Receive $250K Donation To Fight Food Insecurity


The donation is part of PepsiCo’s larger HBCU Tour to support HBCU students and celebrate the legacy of these universities

The universities selected each take different approaches to remove the burden of where students’ next meal is coming from and return the focus to their education. The funds will support existing on-campus efforts, from expanding food pantry capacities to arming students with the long-term skills to avoid pitfalls of food insecurity in the future.

“As a longtime supporter of HBCUs, PepsiCo has always aimed to help students thrive, both on campus and beyond. This year, our HBCU Tour continues to celebrate each universities’ rich culture and recognize the wealth of talent on campus, while also addressing the barriers students can face in completing their education,” said Kent Montgomery, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Multicultural Development, PepsiCo.

“Our donation to tackle food insecurity is another example of our commitment to empower students and ensure their success in every aspect of their educational journey.”

The funds will be distributed to Prairie View A&M University, Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, Jackson State University and Bethune-Cookman University during key university events throughout November, including the SWAC and Florida Classic games on November 18.

The donation is part of PepsiCo’s larger HBCU Tour to support HBCU students and celebrate the legacy of these universities. Driven by Pepsi Zero Sugar and Doritos SOLID BLACK, the tour correlates with the brands’ ongoing initiatives to provide resources and a platform for elevating Change-makers in local communities. In addition to bringing authentic and engaging experiences to students and alumni this football season, they will also show up to support students throughout the semester with recruiting efforts including on-campus events, intimate dinners highlighting local businesses, and the opportunity to engage with PepsiCo leadership– inspiring the next generation of diverse talent.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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