Helping Out in Times of Need
As members of every community in America, showing up for our neighbors, especially in times of need, is what we do.
When tornadoes struck the central states of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee, America’s beverage companies donated thousands of cases of beverages, while The Coca-Cola Foundation and The PepsiCo Foundation donated nearly $1 million to relief and recovery efforts. When Hurricane Ian landed on the shores of Florida as one of the most powerful hurricanes in America’s history, the devastation was significant. The beverage industry activated quickly, donating beverages, supporting local nonprofit organizations, partnering with the Salvation Army, providing more than $1 million in grants to the American Red Cross and more. When heavy rains caused the Pearl River to flood, water plants around the greater Jackson, Miss., area began to fail. America’s beverage companies, including local Coca-Cola bottler Clark Beverage Group and local Pepsi bottler Brown Bottling Group, stepped up, donating thousands of cases of bottled water to make sure people had clean drinking water. And when aging infrastructure led to water supply contamination in parts of Baltimore, local bottlers sprang into action to deliver pallets of bottled water to ensure residents had safe drinking water. These are some of the many ways in which we are here for our neighbors.