General Mills Foundation & Philanthropy

General Mills Foundation & Philanthropy

Our philanthropic work is an extension of the company's purpose and ties closely to our core business and food systems knowledge. We work in innovative ways with partners locally and around the world to harness our collective impact in key areas, while engaging employees through volunteerism.

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Big Change for Box Tops
No more clipping Box Tops and sending them to school. A new and improved Box Tops for Education mobile app, officially launched last month, is now being used to scan store receipts. No doubt, it’s a big change. But the goal of the program remains the same – to help schools earn money from purchases of participating products. The app will automatically identify Box...
Aug 19, 2019 9:45 AM ET
How the General Mills Foundation is Mobilizing a Global Volunteer Workforce
The General Mills Foundation’s (GMF) executive director, Nicola Dixon discusses GMF’s award winning partnership with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).  Now in their tenth year, PFS and GMF continue to work towards a goal of improving access to safe, nutritious food while promoting sustainable economic development. From food fortification to providing local staff, this partnership is...
Aug 16, 2019 12:05 PM ET
From Minnesota to Africa, Local Nonprofit Connects Food Experts Worlds Apart
By Kristen Leigh Painter The audio crackled as the web-based technology strained to connect people worlds apart. Some voices were louder than others. Some suddenly dropped. But Rose Barry managed to catch promising partial sentences about peanut butter. “The peanut butter installation ...” (static) “ ... started operating about a day ago ...”(dead air) “We had a bit of a...
Aug 13, 2019 10:00 AM ET
General Mills' 2019 Global Volunteer Week Sees Record Engagement Worldwide
A record 3,937 General Mills employees participated in our 10th annual Global Volunteer Week, including employees from 46 locations (including 17 countries). In total, our employees dedicated more than 6,637 volunteer hours, which included positively impacting the environment, supporting hunger relief efforts, and helping our furry friends at animal rescue organizations. Just as we care...
Jun 19, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Putting Good Food to Good Use in the UK
Big Ben. Fish and chips. “The Tube.” The United Kingdom is known for all of these (jolly good) things, and much more. But one thing few people know about is the level of hunger that exists across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In fact, in the UK, one in eight people go hungry every day. Yet 163,000 pounds of perfectly good food is wasted every day in...
May 22, 2019 11:30 AM ET

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