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Kraft Heinz donates over 50,000 pounds of food to communities impacted by BC wildfires

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - In response to the devastating wildfires in British Columbia, Kraft Heinz is donating over 50,000 pounds of food to the 100 Mile House Food Bank near Williams Lake.

The Kraft Heinz Company (CNW Group/The Kraft Heinz Company)

"We at Kraft Heinz want to make sure we do our part to ensure that everyone impacted by the wildfires has access to the nutritious food they need" says Av Maharaj, Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs.

In the past year, Kraft Heinz has contributed an additional $12.4 million in food donations to food banks across Canada. Since 2003, Kraft Heinz has also provided $3.4 million in cash funding to Food Banks Canada to support increased food distribution through capacity building and food acquisition expansion.

To find a food bank near you, visit www.foodbankscanada.ca.

About the Kraft Heinz Company

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company's iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, Classico, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon, Quero, Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company. For more information, visit www.kraftheinzcompany.com.

SOURCE The Kraft Heinz Company