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Global Citizen and the World Food Programme Partner to Raise Awareness for the School Meals Coalition

Coalition Urges Countries to Invest in School Feeding Programs and Join the International School Meals Coalition
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NEW YORK, November 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The international advocacy organization, Global Citizen, and the World Food Programme (WFP), have partnered on a 6-month global campaign to raise awareness around the School Meals Coalition.

Billionaires Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson & Elon Musk Could Save 41M People at Risk of Starvation

Instead of racing to outer space, why not end world hunger?
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The world’s billionaires could end world hunger and all other forms of poverty worldwide, and could play a huge part in the United Nations mission to end extreme poverty and its systemic causes by 2030. You can join us in taking action to call on philanthropists, governments, and corporations to do more here.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The world’s billionaires could end world hunger and all other forms of poverty worldwide, and could play a huge part in the United Nations mission to end extreme poverty and its systemic causes by 2030. You can join us in taking action to call on philanthropists, governments, and corporations to do more here.

General Mills Partner World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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General Mills is so proud to congratulate United Nations World Food Programme on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger. We are honored to partner with WFP in China and India to support their child hunger relief programs that ensure children are nourished and able to learn and thrive. We share the belief that investing in our children is one of the best investments we can make in order to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

Four Reasons Food Safety Is Not Just for World Food Day

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When I used to sit down with friends and family to enjoy a meal together I didn’t think much about where the food I ate was coming from. All of that changed when I moved into a role leading a team that focuses on addressing some of the biggest food safety challenges facing the global food supply chain.  

General Mills Gives Back to the Community Through Child Nutrition Initiatives

By Gaver Chatterjee
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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.

Fortifying Futures for Children in India

By Claudine Galloway
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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.

Partnering on Zinc Deficiency—for Healthier People and Stronger Economies

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Every day, millions of children around the world do not get enough zinc in their diet. In fact, a 2012 study in China estimates that 35 percent of the population is at risk of zinc deficiency.  This presents a major health challenge, as zinc is crucial for healthy growth and brain development. Zinc also strengthens the immune system, which helps reduce the risk of dangerous infections. 

Cisco VIDEO | Mobile Surveys Save Millions of Dollars While Saving Lives

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World Food Programme provides food and other assistance to millions of people who are displaced by natural disasters, human conflict, and other crises. Surveying them to find out what assistance they need and for how long can be a cumbersome process, and the collected data gets outdated quickly. Cisco supported the Mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) program, which replaces face-to-face surveys with SMS and voice surveys. The program has saved over $5 million and reduced time spent collecting surveys by 75%.

Playing Our Part -- Tetra Pak Supports School Feeding in Bolivia

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Our years of school feeding experience is helping to improve nutrition and, in turn, the educational outcomes, for school children in Bolivia.

The Challenge:
The World Food Programme reports that around 39% of the population lives below the poverty line, with levels of undernourishment the highest in South America (15.9%). For children under five, malnutrition stands at 18% and many children over five go to school on an empty stomach and struggle to concentrate simply because they are hungry.

General Mills Partners with World Food Program USA to Strengthen World’s Largest School Meals Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. / MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The General Mills Foundation announced a two-year grant with World Food Program USA to support rice fortification efforts in India’s school meals program.

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