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Mondelez China and China Youth Development Foundation Unveil the 1000th Hope Kitchen and Launch Annual Employee Volunteering Program

  • The 1,000 Hope Kitchens will consist of 250 Mondelez Hope Kitchens and 14 Mondelez Delicious Veggie Gardens by the end of 2013
  • Mondelez China donates 30,000 boxes of biscuits to Shanghai Young Volunteers Association for the disadvantaged families in Shanghai 
  • Over 1,700 Mondelez China employees and business partners will be participating in the annual volunteering program

(October 15, 2013 – Shanghai) Being the co-founder of the Hope Kitchen project, Mondelez China (former Kraft Foods China) and China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF) today jointly unveiled the 1,000th Hope Kitchen in Haihong Primary School in Chongming County, Shanghai and launched the annual volunteering program for Mondelez China. In the next week, over 1,700 employees and business partners of Mondelez China will share their love and care with the children and people in need. At the ceremony, Mondelez China also donated 30,000 boxes of biscuits to Shanghai Young Volunteers Association to help the disadvantaged families in Shanghai.

Shawn Warren (President of Mondelez China) attended the event, together with Yao Wen (Vice Secretary-General of CYDF), Wang Yu (Deputy Party Secretary of the Communist Youth League Shanghai Committee) and Feng Zhi Rong (Deputy Head of Chongming County), to witness this milestone.

Thousand Hope Kitchens Built in Four Years Benefiting Rural Students and Teachers
Yao Wen, Vice Secretary-General of CYDF, said, “When Hope Kitchen Project launched in 2009, it was to address the urgent needs of having hot meals among the students in poor rural areas. Since then, Hope Kitchens have provided standard kitchen facilities for 450,000 students in 1,000 schools in 28 provinces. The project has solved these students’ dining difficulties at schools, improved their meal quality, promoted hygiene habits, reduced the risk of digestive diseases and increased meal satisfactions. In the future, the project will strengthen nutrition education among teachers and students.”

As the co-founder of the Hope Kitchen project, Mondelez China will have 250 Mondelez Hope Kitchens in 19 provinces by the end of 2013, to benefit over 125,000 students. Since 2009, Mondelez China has donated cash and in-kind support of RMB 30 million for the development of the program.

Shawn Warren, President of Mondelez China, said, "From the 1st Hope Kitchen to the 1,000th; and from building Hope Kitchens, promoting nutrition knowledge, to opening more veggie gardens, we are very honored to initiate and witness the growth of the Hope Kitchen project together with CYDF. Mondelez Hope Kitchen demonstrated our company’s three CSR pillars – Nutrition Education, Active Play, and Growing Fresh Vegetables. It has helped to foster a strong and proud volunteer culture in Mondelez China. In the future, we will continue to work closely with CYDF to make the Hope Kitchen project even better and stronger."

Small Efforts to Create Big Joy

This year, Mondelez China’s annual volunteering program will be rolling out in 20 provinces across China from October 15 to 22, over 1,700 employees and business partners will provide volunteering services in 43 communities to help over 20,000 children and people in need. Since the program was initiated in 2009, the total volunteering service time by our employee volunteers has reached over 10,000 hours.

Wang Yu, Deputy Secretary of China Communist Youth League Shanghai Committee, extended his appreciation to Mondelez China for its support in promoting the health and well-being of the children and youth in Shanghai, ensuring their happy growth and protecting their rights. He pointed out that children are our future and embody our hope and vision, thus, government agencies, various communities, and families shall work together to care and safeguard the rights and interests of young people. In this regard, Mondelez China set a model by fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities. Mr. Wang Yu called for more enterprises and compassionate persons to act together to contribute to the well-being and growth of children in the community.

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A total of 47 business partners of Mondelez China also rolled up their sleeves for today's activity. Of these partners, Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. donated RMB 80,000 to build the "Huakang-Mondelez Delicious Veggie Garden" at Haihong Primary School, which covers an area of 1,650 square meters. This garden will grow around ten different kinds of local vegetables and fruits to meet about 80% of students' need for vegetables. Furthermore, students can learn the craft of growing crops in this garden, to create delicious food and joy by themselves.

About Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2012 revenue of USD 35 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, LU, Nabisco and OREO biscuits, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gum. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

About Mondelez China

Mondelez China (former Kraft Foods China) entered the China market in 1984. Headquartered in Shanghai, Mondelez China is a leading snacks company, including biscuits, confectionery and beverages. With more than 6,000 employees, Mondelez China has established eight manufacturing plants in Beijing, Suzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Jiangmen. Mondelez China is officially renamed as of July 1, 2013, upon its completion of the legal procedures. Official website: www.mdlz.cn; Weibo: www.weibo.com/mdlzchina

About Mondelez Hope Kitchen Project

Mondelez Hope Kitchen project was jointly launched by Mondelez China and CYDF in 2009. This project aims to equip the schools in poor rural areas with standard kitchen facilities with national hygienic standards, and thus, schools are able to provide hot meals for students. By the end of 2013, 250 Mondelez Hope Kitchens will be built in 19 provinces; more than 125,000 students will be benefited from the project. Mondelez Hope Kitchen project has improved students’ dining quality and hygiene conditions. In the future, not only will the project invest in kitchen facilities, but also promote “Nutrition Education”, “Active Play” and “Growing Fresh Vegetables” among students and teachers.

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