Pillsbury and Philip Morris this month separately unveiled hunger-relief efforts with major commitments of funding and resources.
ment to Second Harvest, the large national hunger-relief organization.
Pillsbury will provide 192,000 cans of Progresso Soup for Second Harvest food banks in Connecticut, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Indiana and New Jersey.
The Second Harvest network distributes 1 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products to 26 million hungry Americans annually.
Philip Morris has made a four-year, $100 million commitment of food and financial support for antihunger programs. The Philip Morris Fight Against Hunger campaign will provide $50 million in cash contributions and food donations worth $50 million.
The latter will be donated to the Second Harvest national network of foodbanks, enabling the organization to provide 30 million to 40 million meals in communities around the country.
Cash grants will be focused on two areas: Feeding programs for the homebound and the distribution network of foodbanks, soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless and domestic violence shelters and food-rescue programs.