Mars donates 33 million meals to support local communities

Mars marks World Meals Day by sharing progress on world meals and sustainability commitments. 

  • Exceeds donation goal with native meals financial institution and charity companions
  • Continues to deal with delivering wholesome meals by means of reformulation and product innovation 
  • Pioneers improvements similar to local weather sensible rice farming practices to drive important reductions in unsustainable water use and greenhouse gasoline emissions

LONDON, Oct. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — On World Meals Day 2023, Mars Meals & Diet shares progress in direction of the meals and sustainability objectives that sit on the coronary heart of its function: Higher Meals At the moment. A Higher World Tomorrow.

Midway by means of its five-year commitments to drive constructive change by means of stronger motion and significant partnerships, the maker of manufacturers together with Ben’s Authentic™, Masterfoods®, SEEDS OF CHANGE®, Tasty Chew®, and DOLMIO® is proud to share the progress it has made, together with:

  • Donating 33 million meals to individuals in want world wide since 2021, exceeding the goal of 25 million meals by 2025.  With meals poverty an ongoing difficulty, the corporate continues to construct strategic and impactful partnerships with native organisations to assist get meals and help to individuals who want it most.

– In the US, Ben’s Authentic™ helps the No Child Hungry marketing campaign to finish childhood starvation. By way of the partnership it supplied 2.5 million meals to kids in want all through the United States in 2022.

– In Australia, Mars Meals & Diet has developed a Collaborative Provide Program with Foodbank Australia to handle the problem of guaranteeing a constant provide chain of meals merchandise to individuals in want. In its third 12 months, this partnership helps Mars Meals & Diet Australia ship its ambition of 3m meals to individuals in want in 2023. 

– Within the UK, Mars Meals & Diet has partnered with the Trussell Belief within the Stand In opposition to Starvation marketing campaign for the final 4 years to help their community of greater than 1,300 meals banks who assist communities throughout the UK who’re dealing with starvation.

  • Delivering 4.7 billion wholesome meals in 2022 (along with 4.3 billion in 2021), working in direction of the objective of 5.5 billion wholesome meals per 12 months by 2025. This consists of 1.7 billion servings of greens, and a 32% enhance in fibre servings, achieved by means of reformulation efforts and product innovation, monitoring nicely in direction of the goal of 4 billion servings of greens and beating the goal of 30% fibre enhance by 2025.
  • Making progress in direction of reaching internet zero by 2050 and lowering unsustainable water use by 50% by 2025. Working with its suppliers, Mars is pioneering local weather sensible rice farming practices, the “alternate wetting and drying” watering method. Relying on the context the place the rice is grown, the local weather sensible practices have proven water use reductions as much as 30% and GHG reductions starting from 25 to 70% – all with out lowering rice yields.
  • Guaranteeing 89% of Mars Meals & Diet packaging is now reusable, recyclable or compostable, shifting in direction of the objective of 100% of the portfolio.

As well as, Mars Meals & Diet is utilizing its manufacturers to drive constructive motion, together with the BEN’S ORIGINAL™ SEAT AT THE TABLE™ fund which helps present instructional alternatives to extend variety within the meals trade by means of scholarships and coaching. In the meantime, the Tasty Chew Basis collaborated with the Agricultural Improvement Belief, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Baramati and the American India Basis Belief New Delhi to provoke tasks targeted on agricultural growth and selling higher livelihoods near the Tasty Chew manufacturing facility in Pune, India.

Shaid Shah, International President, Mars Meals & Diet, commented, “Meals is a supply of wellbeing and a connector of individuals.  It nourishes our our bodies and brings us collectively.  I consider everybody ought to have entry to wholesome and nutritious meals, and that it needs to be sourced as sustainably as potential.  That is why I’m pleased with the progress we, at Mars Meals & Diet, have made in direction of our mission of offering wholesome, straightforward, tasty, and accessible on a regular basis meals and delivering the Mars sustainability commitments. I wish to thank our wonderful companions and Associates.  There’s extra to do, however collectively we are able to make a significant distinction to the lives of billions of individuals world wide.”

Anne Filipic, CEO, Share Our Power, which runs the No Child Hungry marketing campaign, added: “We’re proud to companion with Mars by means of their Ben’s Authentic™ model and No Child Hungry marketing campaign.  By way of this partnership, Ben’s Authentic™ has helped youngsters all around the nation entry three meals a day. Meals insecurity, poor well being outcomes, and poverty are ongoing points in our communities and it will take all of us to construct a greater and brighter future for our youngsters.”

Sophie Carre, Director of Public Engagement on the Trussell Belief, mentioned: “Thanks to Mars Meals & Diet for his or her ongoing help which has made a big distinction to individuals supported by our community. Meals financial institution groups are working tirelessly to make sure assist continues to be out there. However finally, nobody within the UK ought to want to show to a meals financial institution as all of us ought to find the money for for the necessities. The help of Mars Meals & Diet will assist meals banks inside our community proceed to supply the lifeline of emergency help for native individuals in disaster, whereas we work in the long run to construct a starvation free future.”

Mars Meals & Diet is a section of Mars, Included, which final month launched The Mars Web Zero Roadmap, a decisive motion plan for attaining Web Zero greenhouse gasoline (GHG) emissions throughout its full worth chain by 2050. The Mars Roadmap features a new goal reviewed by the Science Primarily based Targets Initiative to chop emissions by 50% by 2030, from a 2015 baseline, with a pathway to Web Zero by 2050. As a part of the motion plan, Mars will make investments over $1 billion over the following three years and proceed to commit monetary assets as wanted till Web Zero is achieved. 

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Mars Meals & Diet is a section of Mars, Included with 2,000 Associates throughout 30 nations. It has a number of the world’s main meals manufacturers: Ben’s Authentic™, Masterfoods®, SEEDS OF CHANGE®, Tasty Chew®, foodspring™, DOLMIO® and Kevin’s Pure Meals.


Mars, Included is pushed by the idea that the world we wish tomorrow begins with how we do enterprise at this time. As a world, family-owned enterprise, Mars is remodeling, innovating, and evolving to make a constructive influence on the world. 

Throughout our various and increasing portfolio of high quality confectionery, meals, and pet care services and products, we make use of 140,000+ devoted Associates. With greater than $47 billion in annual gross sales, we produce a number of the world’s best-loved manufacturers together with Ben’s Authentic™, CESAR®, Cocoavia®, DOVE®, EXTRA®, KIND®, M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, and WHISKAS®. We’re creating a greater world for pets by means of our world community of pet hospitals and diagnostic providers – together with AniCura, BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, Linnaeus and VCA™ – utilizing innovative expertise to develop breakthrough packages in genetic well being screening and DNA testing.  

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