General Mills Gives Back to the Community Through Child Nutrition Initiatives

General Mills Gives Back to the Community Through Child Nutrition Initiatives

By Gaver Chatterjee

General Mills has supported WFP pilot programs, first in Dhenkanal, Odisha and later in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, reaching a total of 420,000 children with a nourishing school meal daily across these two districts. Courtesy of CSR Box.

Students in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, and Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, receive a midday school meal that is fortified with vitamins and minerals – like iron, zinc and vitamin A. Courtesy of CSR Box.

A cook holds rice fortified with vitamins and minerals – like iron, zinc and vitamin A. Courtesy of CSR Box.

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General Mills is a global food company that Makes Food People Love, popularly known in India by its brands; Pillsbury, Nature Valley, Haagen Dazs and Betty Crocker among others. Featured prominently on its website is the statement: Our devotion to community and planet drives the way we give back and do business.

In India, the company has modelled its corporate social responsibility policy in line with its purpose. With a clearly focussed objective of reducing childhood hunger and malnutrition, General Mills has engaged with two trusted partners, the World Food Programme (WFP) and Tata Trusts, to reach vulnerable children in India, with the agenda of making their meals more nutritious.

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