By Nicola Dixon | Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation
The daunting facts – 820 million people today remain malnourished and hungry, while one-third of all food produced for human consumption each year is wasted or lost – can leave some with the belief that our global food system is irrevocably broken; imbalanced to such a tragic degree that significant improvement couldn’t possibly be attainable.
Yet that kind of resignation, if left unchecked, poses a dangerous threat to our collective ability to make real and lasting progress.
BOISE, Idaho, October 23, 2019 /3BL Media/— Hunger Is started in 2014 as a radical aspiration to eradicate childhood hunger – an issue far too common in countless communities across the country. Each year, the annual campaign grew bigger and our stores and teams inspired more people to join in our mission.
General Mills investment will increase access to nutritious, culturally appropriate and affordable food in Mississauga
October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, United Way Greater Toronto is announcing support to increase food security in Peel Region. Funded through a $1-million investment from General Mills, United Way will launch six Community Food System Grants in Mississauga and promote community education in a two-year food security initiative. This initiative is focused on going beyond the traditional food distribution model by connecting community agencies, residents and partners across the food system to increase access to food.
Applications for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/-- The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2019. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.
How can we help feed the hungry in our communities while also reducing seafood waste? Gleaning, with only 1% of participation from commercial fishermen, could help us do just that and would yield about 420 million meals a year! Gleaning is a growing movement in the fishing industry to donate seafood that can’t be sold (and is usually thrown out) to food pantries.
Trinity Seafood, a Sysco specialty seafood company based in New Jersey, recently partnered with local food banks and fishermen to pilot the New Jersey Seafood Gleaning program.
This year, tens of thousands of PepsiCo employees will participate in volunteer events around the world including nutritious meal packing events which will provide more than 1.1 million nutritious meals to communities in need.
PURCHASE, N.Y., October 11, 2019/3BL Media/ – PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) today announced the kickoff of its annual, month-long global volunteering event, PepsiCo Gives Back, which unites its global employees in volunteer service and community support.
Across Asia, Africa, India and Latin America, General Mills and our employees are making a powerful difference to ensure that our communities and the environment we depend on can flourish for generations to come.
Employees at our World Headquarters recently packed 500 relief kits for Feeding America’s disaster preparedness program. The kits will be used to help those affected by natural disasters, such as hurricanes. Donated items included Cheerios, Hamburger Helper, water, peanut butter, dry soup, and more.