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Companies Support National FFA Organization's Efforts to Connect Agricultural Education with the Food Value Chain

Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, August 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – FFA members know the important role agriculture plays in the world today – and so do the organization’s corporate partners.

Three companies—PepsiCo, General Mills and Bob Evans Restaurants—have recently partnered with the organization to educate students on the importance of regenerative agriculture, support personal growth and promote the FFA programs that currently exist.

Old El Paso Teams up With the Lebron James Family Foundation To Bring Families Together

The General Mills brand helps fund the foundation’s weekly taco meals at the I PROMISE Village and other I PROMISE programming.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, August 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, Old El Paso is hosting the inaugural Taco Tuesday meal at the LeBron James Family Foundation’s I PROMISE Village in Akron, Ohio, marking the start of an official partnership rooted in a shared mission to bring families together. 

Cheerios Donates $1.3 Million To No Kid Hungry, Partners With Jerry Harris To Rally America's Support To End Childhood Hunger

Motivational TV personality and cheer all-star Jerry Harris shares his past struggles with food insecurity as he begins weekly Instagram content series to spread positivity and inspire acts of good.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, August 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - One in four kids in the U.S. could face hunger this year because of the coronavirus. To provide immediate support to these children, Cheerios donated $1.3 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused on ending childhood hunger in America, and is now continuing its mission to inspire acts of good with the help of motivational personality and cheer all-star, Jerry Harris, who personally struggled with food insecurity as a child.

Northwestern Minnesota Farm Girl Finds Role at General Mills To Address Global Food and Agriculture Challenges

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Editor’s note: This is another story in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

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Editor’s note: This is another story in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada, to the heartland of the U.S., to the western coast of Africa, to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series aims to amplify the voice of female farmers who play vital roles in helping farms thrive. These amazing women nurture their families and fields. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

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

Press Release

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. 

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