The Nestlé Professional foodservice division is donating nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen plant based Sweet Earth plant-based burgers and Chik’n Nuggets to help provide nourishment to persons impacted by the wildfires disaster in Maui. This is part of a general mobilization of Nestlé USA brands, which include DiGiorno pizza and Stouffer’s ready meals and side dishes, to provide immediate and long-term relief through in-kind and monetary contributions.
On August 18 the company made a $175,000 donation benefiting the www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/maui-strong, which will go toward providing shelter, food, and financial assistance to those in need. To date, Nestlé’s businesses in the United States have joined forces to contribute more than $500,000 to relief and recovery efforts through in-kind food and beverage donations and monetary donations.
“We are devastated for the people of Lahaina, Maui and other parts of Hawaii who are currently facing an incomprehensible level of loss in the aftermath of last week’s deadly wildfires,” said Steve Presley, chief executive officer of Arlington, Virginia-headquartered Nestlé North America. “Supporting the communities we serve is part of who we are at Nestlé. We know that the journey to recovery will be a long one, and our teams are continuing to work with our partners to support the people, pets and communities on the ground.”