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Kraft Foods Foundation Sends Aid to Chile

March 3, 2010 at 12:00 AM EST
Kraft Foods Foundation Sends Aid to Chile

Foundation Donates Funds to Support Families Affected by the Earthquake

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Mar. 3 – The Kraft Foods Foundation announced today it will donate $50,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies. The funds will directly support recovery efforts of the Chilean Red Cross.

“The Kraft Foods team is profoundly saddened by the disaster that struck Chile this past weekend,” said Nicole Robinson, Vice President, Kraft Foods Foundation. “We believe the work that the Red Cross and other organizations are doing in partnership with companies like Kraft Foods will bring some comfort and needed supplies to the families touched by this tragedy.”

Since 2000, Kraft Foods has contributed more than $11 million in cash and products for humanitarian aid to different locations worldwide. Over the last five years, Kraft Foods has donated more than $100 million in cash and $300 million worth of food to hunger relief and healthy lifestyle projects around the world.

About Kraft Foods Inc.

The combination of Kraft Foods and Cadbury creates a global powerhouse in snacks, confectionery and quick meals. With annual revenues of approximately $50 billion, the combined company is the world's second largest food company, making delicious products for billions of consumers in more than 160 countries. The combined company's portfolio includes 11 iconic brands with revenues exceeding $1 billion - Oreo, Nabisco and LU biscuits; Milka and Cadbury chocolates; Trident gums; Jacobs and Maxwell House coffees; Philadelphia cream cheeses; Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings; and Oscar Mayer meats. Another 70+ brands generate annual revenues of more than $100 million. Kraft Foods (; NYSE: KFT) is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor's 500, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Ethibel Sustainability Index.

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