PURCHASE, N.Y.–PRNewswire–The PepsiCo Foundation announced today its commitment of $500,000 to non-profit partners leading relief and recovery efforts in Missouri as a result of tornados and severe weather. This contribution is in addition to a $125,000 commitment the Foundation has made to areas of the southern United States affected by recent storms. “The people of Joplin and other communities affected by these devastating storms are in our thoughts and prayers. They need our help more than ever, and the entire PepsiCo family will fully support the recovery and rebuilding process along the way. During difficult times like these, we are all neighbors and we can all lend a helping hand,” said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. The PepsiCo Foundation is working with long-time partners the American Red Cross and Feeding America to help support their immediate relief efforts, and has offered to double match the charitable contributions that PepsiCo associates make to these organizations. In addition to financial contributions, PepsiCo continues to send in-kind food and beverage donations such as Gatorade, Propel, Lipton, Tropolis and Quaker bars to non-profit organizations providing local support to communities in need.