Members of Congress Unite with Kraft Heinz to Fight Global Hunger in the Capital

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nearly 800 million people around the world lack the nutrition they need
to lead a healthy life. To help in the fight against global hunger and
malnutrition, U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow
(D-Mich.) teamed up with Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo Hees and board vice
chairman John Cahill, along with other members of Congress on Tuesday,
to package life-saving meals for families in need at the Reserve
Officers Association in Washington, D.C.

Among the approximately 100 participants in attendance, members of
Congress and congressional staffers worked alongside several leading
food, agricultural and hunger-relief organizations to package more than
7,500 meals, which will be distributed through Rise Against Hunger, an
international hunger relief organization that delivers food and aid to
the world’s most vulnerable populations.

“Together, we can end global hunger,” said Kraft Heinz CEO Bernardo
Hees. “We are deeply thankful that so many U.S. leaders in the food and
agricultural space were willing to join us in this effort.”

The event was part of an international commitment on behalf of Kraft
Heinz to fight global hunger. Last week, the company announced that it
would donate
1 billion nutritious meals
to people in need by 2021.

Attendees at the Kraft Heinz and Rise Against Hunger event in D.C. also

  • U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), Tom Carper (D-Delaware), Steve
    Daines (R-Montana), Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
  • U.S. Representatives Rodney Davis (R-Illinois), Danny Davis
    (D-Illinois), Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), Jim Costa (D-California)
  • Hunger-relief organizations The Congressional Hunger Center, Alliance
    to End Hunger, Food & Friends, Share our Strength, World Food Programme
  • Trade associations Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA),
    International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), National Coffee
    Association (NCA), Food Marketing Institute (FMI), National Grocers
    Association (NGA), North American Meat Association (NAMI), National
    Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACS)

Rise Against Hunger meals are packaged through community or
corporate-sponsored meal packaging programs like the event at the
Capital. For more than a decade, the Kraft Heinz Micronutrient Campaign
has sponsored the development and distribution of micronutrient powders
that deliver essential vitamins, minerals and iron when stirred or mixed
into children’s foods. These nutritious, easy-to-use powders are
manufactured by The Kraft Heinz Company and have been proven effective
in preventing and treating iron-deficiency anemia, and other vitamin and
mineral deficiencies.


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Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international hunger
relief organization based in Raleigh, N.C., works to implement immediate
and long-term solutions to hunger worldwide. With program locations in
20 U.S. cities and five international offices, Rise Against Hunger has
engaged volunteers to package more than 310 million nutrient rich meals
for distribution to 74 countries around the globe. To find out more
about Rise Against Hunger’s efforts to end hunger worldwide, please


The Kraft Heinz Company
Michael Mullen, SVP of Corporate &
Government Affairs