30,000 Kraft employees volunteer to make a 'delicious difference'

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — As part of its annual week of volunteer service, Kraft Foods said that about 30,000 employees from 60 countries will improve communities around the world.

Last year, Kraft Foods employees contributed nearly 155,000 volunteer hours during "Delicious Difference Week" — more than triple since 2008 — and this year expects to garner upwards of 200,000 volunteer hours. Employees this year will team up with both global and local nonprofits, including Feeding America, Helen Keller International, KaBoom!, Save the Children and INMED Partnerships for Children.

"Our employees play a vital role in their communities all year long — serving lunch at local soup kitchens, teaching children about health and nutrition, building playgrounds, planting community gardens, and in so many other ways," Kraft chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld said. "And with more than 700 volunteer events in 60 countries this year, it will undoubtedly be our biggest and most impactful week of volunteer service ever."

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