Yesterday morning I woke up extra early to join Frito-Lay President & CEO Tom Greco and a few coworkers in downtown Dallas to kick off the fifth annual PepsiCo United Way Day of Caring. A few hours later, an estimated 1,200 PepsiCo and Frito-Lay associates spread across the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex to contribute 5,000 volunteer hours in a single day to benefit dozens of North Texas United Way agencies.
Volunteers took part in projects including organizing donations, providing landscaping and facility maintenance, and conducting physical fitness activities with underprivileged students. In addition to the Day of Caring, PepsiCo and Frito-Lay employees will also continue to support multiple projects for schools participating in United Way’s Healthy Zone School (HZS) Recognition Program – a health and wellness program designed to recognize and reward schools for their healthy practices. PepsiCo’s philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation, also recently committed $700,000 in grant funding to expand HZS across metropolitan Dallas.
Check out a few photos from the day below and see even more by following the hashtag #PepsiCoCares on Twitter and Instagram. Also, be sure to visit the United Way’s website to see how you can get involved in your town.