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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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Private Sector Can Play Critical Role in Easing World Hunger
By Mark Kennedy and Richard Leach One of every nine people in the world is hungry. Globally, hunger trend lines are moving in the wrong direction for the third consecutive year, with new evidence indicating a rise in world hunger to an estimated 821 million people, up from approximately 804 million last year. This latest assessment confirms the...
Oct 11, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Second Annual National Box Tops for Education Week Kicks Off
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As kids return to the classroom, schools and teachers often scramble to gather the supplies and equipment they need. Too often, gaps in funding force schools to make difficult decisions, leaving important items unfunded. For more than 22 years, General Mills Box Tops for Education has been...
Sep 18, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Saving Every Drop
Capturing rain water for irrigation is not a new idea. In fact, the Romans perfected the technique and were the innovators of their time, harvesting rain water for irrigation and other uses with simple to advanced concepts. Most of these models have not changed much over the centuries, and continue to be used today around the globe, ranging from multi-thousand-gallon cisterns to 55-...
May 30, 2018 1:45 PM ET
Good Goes Global During Our Volunteer Week
More than 3,000 General Mills employees participated in our Global Volunteer Week, helping to treat the world with care at various events during Earth Day week. The efforts, from 42 locations (including 21 countries outside of North America) last week, resulted in more than 6,000 volunteer hours, which included impacting the environment in a positive way, and helping support global...
May 16, 2018 7:55 AM ET
Making Moments of Good
From a donation that helped make a dream come true for a high school marching band to thanking military service members with care packages, General Mills, Cheerios and Walmart just wrapped up “Moments of Good.”  The campaign, from January through March, allowed Walmart and Cheerios to create one million special moments for people shopping in the retailer’s U.S. stores and within their...
May 7, 2018 10:30 AM ET