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Jaguars Foundation partners in presentation of grants and plant seeds to local community gardens

Who:Pepsi Beverages Company, the Jaguars Foundation, Baptist Health/Wolfson Children&39;s Hospital, Walmart/Sam&39;s Club and Ferry-Morse Seed Company

What:Presentation of grants and plant seeds to eight local community gardens in North Florida

*When:     *Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

*Where:    *Tree Hill Nature Preserve Community Garden

7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Why:The organizations are supporting these community gardens in order to improve the lives of North Florida residents through improved health and nutrition

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Stenson, Sr. Marketing Manager, Pepsi Beverages Company: 904.443.0859

  • Pepsi Beverages Company, in partnership with the Jaguars Foundation, Baptist Health/Wolfson's Children's Hospital, Walmart/Sam's Club and Ferry-Morse Seed Company, is providing grants to promote healthy living in the Jacksonville area.
  • Eight North Florida community gardens will receive a $1,500 cash grant and $1,500 in Wal-Mart/Sam's Club gift cards to obtain garden supplies and tools, as well as an assortment of seed packs from Ferry-Morse.  The organizations are: in Jacksonville- the I.M. Sulzbacher Center, Tree Hill Nature Center, The Bridge of Northeast Florida and the Sanctuary on 8th Street; Communities in Schools of St John's County; BASCA Inc. in Clay County; E.H. Miller School in Putnam County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County.
  • These grants are provided to community gardens in order to promote healthy choices among children and families through increased physical activity and better nutrition. 
  • This event is an articulation of the shared values of these organizations by emphasizing the value of improved health and nutrition in the Jacksonville community. It is a demonstration of PepsiCo's dedication to "Performance with Purpose" – a commitment to deliver sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we work, live and operate.

About Pepsi Beverages Company

Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is PepsiCo&39;s beverage manufacturing, sales and distribution operating unit in the United States, Canada and Mexico. PBC handles approximately 75 percent of PepsiCo&39;s North America beverage volume. Its diverse portfolio includes some of the world&39;s most widely recognized beverage brands, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Aquafina, Gatorade, SoBe, Lipton, and Amp Energy. In many markets, PBC also manufactures and/or distributes non-Pepsi brands, including Dr Pepper, Crush, ROCKSTAR, and Muscle Milk. The operating unit is headquartered in Westchester County, New York and employs approximately 70,000 people. Learn more about PBC at www.pepsico.com/pbc.    

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