PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asked to explain what their parents do all day at The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC), kids said the darndest things Thursday during the company’s first-ever “Take Your Sons & Daughters To Work Day.”
Guesses ranged from the high-level, “I think it’s something like analyzing,” to the more specific and day-to-day: “She types stuff on her computer and reads emails.”
These delightful observations – filmed in the Kraft Heinz company store on the 76th floor of the Aon Center in Chicago – were packaged into a 90-second video and posted on Business Wire Friday morning to celebrate Take Your Sons & Daughters To Work Day.
“We do a lot of impressive things here at Kraft Heinz,” said Michael Ferranti, Head of People & Performance for the U.S. Commercial Business at Kraft Heinz. “We’ve built the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world with eight $1 billion brands. We’ve invested more than $1 billion to improve our manufacturing capabilities and product innovations. But when it comes to explaining our work to our kids, most parents still have room for improvement.”
Kraft Heinz hosted Take Your Sons & Daughters To Work Day at three locations on Thursday: the company’s co-headquarter offices in Chicago, along with the Kraft Heinz Innovation Centers in Glenview, Ill. and Warrendale, Penn.
Kids at the Glenview and Warrendale Innovation Centers toured the pilot plants to see how their favorite foods are invented and perfected. Inside the labs where food and beverage innovations are researched and developed, kids tested their taste buds and created their own versions of the company’s signature products.
At the company’s Aon Center headquarters, kids and parents participated in a meal-packaging event put on by Rise Against Hunger, an international nonprofit that distributes food and aid to vulnerable populations around the world. The packages are scheduled to arrive in Zambia where a local nonprofit partner will distribute the meals to hungry children.
Last month, Kraft Heinz announced it will donate 1 billion nutritious meals to people in need by 2021 in collaboration with nonprofit partners such as Rise Against Hunger, Feeding America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Red Cross.
ABOUT THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY
The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, Classico, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon, Quero, Weight Watchers Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company. For more information, visit www.kraftheinzcompany.com.