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Aug 24, 2010

General Mills Foundation donates $250,000 for relief in Pakistan

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Responding to widespread flood-related displacement and destruction in the region, the General Mills Foundation announced today a contribution of $250,000 to CARE Pakistan Flood Emergency Fund efforts in flood-ravaged Pakistan.

General Mills’ support of CARE’s Pakistan Flood Emergency Fund efforts will help affected individuals and families in Pakistan rebuild and better prepare against future flooding. CARE International will also help farmers rehabilitate crops and protect their farms from further damage.

“The worldwide community is being asked to help.  As a global citizen, General Mills wants to do its part," says Ellen Goldberg Luger, executive director of the General Mills Foundation. "We hope General Mills’ gift will spur others to support the relief efforts. We are pleased to support CARE’s efforts to address the long-term relief needs of individuals and families in Pakistan."

General Mills does not operate in Pakistan, but the contribution by the General Mills Foundation represents continued support and involvement in disaster relief both in Pakistan and around the world.

About General Mills
One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2009 global net sales of US$16.9 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.

For more information, contact:

Heidi Geller
General Mills
763-764-6364