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Musim Mas and General Mills Collaborate to Build Smallholder Extension Services in Aceh's Leuser Ecosystem

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ACEH, Indonesia, August 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Musim Mas Group (“Musim Mas” or “the Group”) and General Mills launched a joint program to build robust and sustainable extension services for the oil palm farmers in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia. The initiative is part of an overall strategy to reduce deforestation by improving livelihoods.

Florida Teen Fighting Hunger Gets a Cereal Surprise

By Hanna Johnson
Blog

Kennedy McCormick asks for the same thing for her birthday every year.  

Boxes of cereal.  

She was motivated to start collecting cereal at the age of seven after seeing a commercial about childhood hunger.  

“I wanted to help in some type of way,” says McCormick. “So, I asked my parents if instead of getting presents for my birthday, I could help the children.” 

And every year since, she’s donated that cereal to Feeding Tampa Bay’s Cereal for Summer food program, which focuses on feeding children while they’re not in school. 

From the Ground Up: Regenerative Agriculture Revives Farmland While Curbing Climate Change

Now is the time to save the world’s farming systems – and it all starts with the soil
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In recent years, the agriculture sector has been seeking more sustainable roots. But there’s a problem with sustainability – current practices including constant tillage and over-fertilizing simply aren’t working. Sustaining a broken system doesn’t address massive-scale issues like climate change, suffering rural communities and a growing number of mouths to feed around the globe.
 

Our Employees Are a Force for Good

By Claudine Galloway
Blog

When the novel coronavirus spread across the world, one thing was evident among General Mills employees – they wanted to do their part to help in some way.

Across the company, from our product brand teams and the General Mills Foundation to employees in their free time, plans were made and action was taken.

Here’s a small snapshot of our collective actions during the pandemic so far.

Keeping Pride 2020 in Focus

By Hanna Johnson
Blog

General Mills’ support and allyship for our LGBTQ+ employees and the broader community is unwavering. 

That’s why our Pride planning teams were committed to finding creative ways to celebrate Pride this year amidst social distancing, while ensuring we were able to fully focus on allyship for our Black community in light of the George Floyd tragedy and fight for racial justice. 

General Mills Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

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General Mills has been named a 2020 honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.  

The award recognizes General Mills as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities. 

Feeding America Makes MealConnect Available Nationwide

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Feeding America has made it easier for food banks in its network to take advantage of its MealConnect platform by making it automatically available in every zip code of the country. 

“We connected all 200 food banks directly to MealConnect, so that we basically blanket the entire country with a food donation,” said Justin Block, Managing Director of Digital Platform Technology at Feeding America. 

General Mills Launches Three-Year Regenerative Dairy Pilot in Michigan in Partnership with Foremost Farms and Understanding Ag

Yoplait is latest General Mills brand to support the company’s commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills, the maker of Yoplait, Liberté and Mountain High yogurt products, today announced the start of a three-year regenerative dairy pilot in western Michigan, a key sourcing region for its fluid milk supply. General Mills has partnered with consultants Understanding Ag and dairy cooperative Foremost Farms to pilot regenerative practices and provide support to participating dairy farmers. Implementing regenerative practices on dairy farms requires a holistic approach to managing land, cows and manure.

Feeding America Expands Pioneering MealConnect Platform In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

National technology platform will help reach more neighbors facing hunger, reduce food waste
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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

General Mills Named to 3BL Media's 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2020

Company ranked third overall and leads food and beverage industry for third consecutive year
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media for its outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, U.S. public companies. For the third consecutive year, General Mills received the top ranking amongst its food and beverage peers for its actions, and third in the overall rankings.

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