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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Partnering for Purpose: A Q&A With General Mills Foundation
Across the world, 821 million people are hungry – including millions of children. Nearly half of all deaths in children under the age of five are attributable to undernutrition. This means we unnecessarily lose about 3 million young lives each year. It’s tragic and unacceptable. Everyone has a role to play in ending global hunger, and increasingly, the private sector is stepping up to...
Jan 30, 2019 9:00 AM ET
General Mills: The Power of Food for Good
General Mills Serves the World by Making Food People Love. But that’s not the only way we serve. We serve by harnessing the power of food for good. Learn more in this video.
Jan 29, 2019 12:30 PM ET
Truckers, General Mills, Feeding America Look to Rescue Good Food From a Bad End
The U.S. wastes edible food at an alarming rate. Each year, about 72 billion pounds of otherwise consumable foodstuffs never make it onto store shelves, according to estimates from Feeding America, a large hunger-relief group. Annually, that amounts to roughly 40 percent of all food in the US, the group said. Those figures don’t include the volumes of food that spoil either at rest or in...
Jan 9, 2019 10:00 AM ET
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