Nearly 4,000 General Mills employees dedicated more than 6,637 volunteer hours
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A record 3,937 General Mills employees participated in our 10th annual Global Volunteer Week, including employees from 46 locations (including 17 countries). In total, our employees dedicated more than 6,637 volunteer hours, which included positively impacting the environment, supporting hunger relief efforts, and helping our furry friends at animal rescue organizations.
The company's new effort is intended to encourage participation by consumers in the recycling process.
By Rachel Cernansky
Recycling rates in the U.S. are dismal, and Patrick Keenan, principal engineer - Annie’s packaging R&D, said the company wanted to help fix that.
“What we wanted to do was figure out a way to create value for the recycling collection process, which would then drive up the recovery rates and the access for consumers,” he said. “One way was by including recycled content in our packaging.”
By Shauna Sadowski, Head of Sustainability | Natural & Organic Operations, General Mills
In 2016, I travelled to Bluffton, Georgia, to visit Will Harris of White Oak Pastures to learn more about his farm which provides beef to our General Mills’ brand, EPIC Provisions. Harris runs a multi-species ranching operation with over 100,000 animals on 3,000 acres of open pastures and tree-lined corridors. His diversified farm starkly contrasts to neighboring fields that specialize in single crops such as cotton, peanuts or corn.
Across the metro, the app is helping boost the number of companies able to find a home for extra food.
By Kelly Smith
The city of Minneapolis recently launched a new program working with local companies and restaurants to box up leftovers and drop them off at nonprofits such as Pillsbury United Communities, which feeds people at their dining sites and food shelves. Nearby, the nonprofit Loaves & Fishes started a pilot program five years ago with Best Buy that’s grown to include 19 businesses — from big corporations like Medtronic to smaller ones like Wuollet Bakery — all of which donate surplus food to feed the hungry.
General Mills was named the 2019 Gold Halo Award winner in the ‘Best Employee Engagement-Skilled Volunteering Initiative’ category
MINNEAPOLIS, June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills was named the 2019 Gold Halo Award winner in the category of Best Employee Engagement-Skilled Volunteering Initiative for its founding partnership and continued impact to support African food companies through Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).
General Mills founded PFS in 2008 as an employee volunteer program within the company to address one of the world’s greatest challenges – chronic food insecurity in Africa – in a new and lasting way.
At FareShare, we can’t do anything without the generosity of our supporters.
One such partner – the General Mills Foundation has been a vital supporter in helping FareShare to considerably scale up the amount of food we redistribute to charities and community groups throughout the UK.
In India, a country with more than 1.2 billion people, one in every three children is malnourished.
If you do the math, that’s 46 million kids exhibiting symptoms of malnourishment, such as anemia and stunted growth.
We’re working to reduce these numbers and help kids in India through our philanthropy at General Mills. And we know school meals are one of the most effective ways to ensure children have a healthy start to life.
With a mission to end food waste, Ugo developed back2earth, a nonprofit organization that picks up organic waste – think eggshells, coffee grounds and fruit rinds – and converts it into compost that’s good for the soil.
At General Mills, chief sustainability officer Jerry Lynch is working with organizations that have direct relationships with oat and wheat farmers in the northern Great Plains to help the company meet its goal of reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions 28% by 2025. Almost half of the company’s carbon footprint, and 99% of its water footprint, comes from agriculture, Lynch says.