General Mills Foundation & Philanthropy

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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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A Decade of Impact in Africa
This is a true story about 1,500 African food companies in nine African countries, and 1,500 volunteers from six food companies that worked together to improve food security across Africa. The story goes like this. A decade ago, General Mills’ CEO at the time – Ken Powell – was challenged by the Secretary-General of the United Nations (Kofi Annan) to find a way to help improve...
Jan 7, 2019 8:00 AM ET
General Mills Receives Corporate Citizenship Award
General Mills was awarded the prestigious 2018 Citizen’s Award by the Corporate Citizenship Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in the category of Best Community Improvement Program. For 19 years, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards has honored businesses through this awards program to illustrate how every day businesses serve as a powerful...
Nov 19, 2018 3:00 PM ET
Feeding America Expands Pilot Nationally to Help Truckers Rescue Food
October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, on World Food Day, Feeding America announced the national expansion of a pilot program to rescue food, in partnership with manufacturers and their carriers on the road. Each year, 40 percent of food in the United States goes to waste. This program, known as MealConnect Logistics, has already facilitated the donation of more than 580,000 pounds of food to...
Oct 16, 2018 5:00 PM ET
Innovation to Address Hunger: Less Waste, Better Use of Supply
Tuesday is World Food Day, yet 1 in 11 households in Minnesota struggle with hunger. The issue is as pervasive as it is quiet, and many of our neighbors endure the challenge of putting enough food on the table. At the same time, 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted each year. Over the past year, General Mills and Feeding America partnered to create an innovative solution to connect surplus...
Oct 16, 2018 1:00 PM ET
Rescuing One Billion Pounds of Food
One billion of anything is a lot. One billion pounds of perfectly good food given to hungry people instead of landfills is life changing for those who face hunger. And according to Feeding America, that’s one in eight people in America. With wasted food in landfills being one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas going into the atmosphere, every pound of food we can use to...
Oct 16, 2018 11:30 AM ET