The Caterpillar Foundation Takes a Bite our of Hunger

Caterpillar’s vision is a world in which all people’s basic needs – such as shelter, clean water, sanitation, food and reliable power – are fulfilled in a sustainable way and a company that improves the quality of the environment and the communities where we live and work. So, it’s fitting that the Caterpillar Foundation’s mission is to alleviate extreme poverty. Through the work of its nonprofit partners, the Foundation is addressing food security, a critical basic need. Through strategic partnerships with hunger relief organizations in multiple countries, the Caterpillar Foundation is helping feed the world, one meal at a time.

“We are proud to support our neighbors who may not know where their next meal will come from. When people’s basic human needs are met, they are able to more effectively pursue economic and educational opportunities. And when they can do so, an entire community can benefit.”

MICHELE SULLIVAN, PRESIDENT, CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION

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How

Feeding
America

Global Foodbanking
Network

China Foundation For
Poverty Alleviation

Where
United States Mexico & United Kingdom China
Our Impact
The Caterpillar Foundation’s support of Feeding America has helped deliver nearly seven million meals to Caterpillar communities since 2015. It also supports child hunger initiatives like the BackPack program, which provides food to children on the weekends when school meals are unavailable. With the Caterpillar Foundation’s support, the Global FoodBanking Network works with its member foodbanks to rescue food that would otherwise go to waste and redistribute it to those organizations addressing the root causes of poverty and hunger, allowing people to better take advantage of opportunities that can lead them out of poverty. Due to poverty, many rural children in China aren’t able to eat breakfast at home in the morning and must wait to eat lunch at school. In addition, many of those schools lack the appropriate cooking tools and can only prepare potatoes in coal ovens, which has been shown to have a negative impact on children’s growth and health. Through the Caterpillar Foundation’s support, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation has helped schools switch from coal to electricity, helping to address hunger and health related issues in children.
Who

Approximately
4.2 million
Meals served

Approximately
516,000
People impacted

Approximately
3.2 million
Meals served

Approximately
7.7 MILLION
People impacted

Approximately
1.1 million
Meals served

Approximately
2,700
People impacted