Hunger and nutrition
Wherever we get involved, the goal is to share our knowledge.
There's more than one way to fight hunger.
“As a key partner and one of The Global FoodBanking Network’s leading supporters ... General Mills - together with food banks around the world - is changing lives.” – Lisa Moon, President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network
Partners in Food Solutions can reduce the under 5-year-old death rate.
One of those ways was the idea for Partners in Food Solutions. The thought occurred to Ken Powell, chairman and CEO of General Mills, after he attended a forum on hunger.
The General Mills global food manufacturing capabilities could make a difference, Powell decided.
Soon, more than 300 General Mills employees were volunteering to build the program.
It's a non-profit organization that brings together the business and technical expertise of global food companies to help local food processors in Africa.
Support, here and there
General Mills donated nearly $50 million in food to support U.S. and international food banks last fiscal year.
We provided $4.9 million worth of food donations and grants to the Global FoodBanking Network.
In 2015, the group rescued 1.2 billion pounds of food and distributed it to 28,000 hunger relief agencies that provided 1.5 billion meals to 6.5 million hungry people.
Our partnership with Feeding America spans more than 35 years and includes:
- Food donations.
- Cause marketing programs.
- Service to local volunteerism.
- Foundation grants.
In fiscal 2015, General Mills donated more than 23 million pounds of food to Feeding America’s 200 food banks across the United States. Together, we provide nourishment to Americans struggling with hunger.
General Mills also steps forward to help support hungry victims of natural disasters with food donations to organizations such as the American Red Cross. .