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Kraft Heinz and IDFA: Combatting World Hunger One Meal at a Time

May 31, 2018
L-R: Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee; Bernardo Hees, CEO of the Kraft Heinz Company; and Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO.

IDFA joined a recent Kraft Heinz effort to eliminate hunger in vulnerable populations around the world by participating in a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event in Washington, D.C. The IDFA team, led by Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO, this month joined the company’s staff and a dozen members of Congress to measure, pack and ship 20,000 meals bound for schools in Mozambique. 

The joint venture supported Kraft Heinz and Rise Against Hunger’s plan to distribute one billion meals this year with the goal of ending world hunger by 2030. At the event, the company combined the food-packing effort with a $2.5 million check to further support the program. 

“IDFA is very fortunate to have members that look beyond their own communities to fight hunger on a global scale,” Dykes said. “IDFA’s team is proud to join with Rise Against Hunger, Kraft Heinz, members of both the House and Senate as well as our association partners to do our part to bring nutritious meals to those in need.”

Joining Dykes at the event were Dave Carlin, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy; Bailey Wood, vice president of communications; Beth Hughes, director of international affairs; Colin Newman, manager of legislative affairs and political programs; Audra Kruse, manager of communications; and Katie Solomon, coordinator of legislative affairs.

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IDFA staff, L-R: Wood, Solomon, Newman, Hughes, Kruse.

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L-R: Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee; Bernardo Hees, CEO of the Kraft Heinz Company; and Dykes.


Members with questions may contact Carlin at dcarlin@idfa.org.

 
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