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General Mills: A Recipe for Local Change

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This article originally appeared in United Way’s 2019 Local Leader List in the Globe and Mail on November 9, 2019.

Most weekday mornings, Dale Storey goes to the gym at 5 a.m., has a protein shake afterwards and enjoys a bowl of cereal when he arrives at his desk. It’s a breakfast routine that’s become ingrained for the President and Managing Director of General Mills Canada Corporation.

The Science of Food Safety

Where taste meets quality
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By Ethan Watters

Driving down a nondescript industrial road in Austin, Minn., you might find yourself slowing down to admire a striking building with a facade of glass and red panels. Backing onto Wolf Creek and a forest of white oak and ironwood trees, it would be easy to mistake the building for a high-end architectural firm. Instead, this is the new multimillion dollar, 52,000-square-foot research and development laboratory of Hormel Foods.

Be Well. Do Well. Aramark's Plan for People, for Planet

The 2025 plan aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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Aramark's purpose revolves around its mission to enrich and nourish lives: Aramark strives to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up the goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. 

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates sustainability efforts and aligns with Aramark's vision for the future: improving the wellbeing of people, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. 

College Snacking Trends 2020: From Midnight Munchies to Ethical Snacking

Sodexo Names Top Trends in College Snacking for 2020
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GAITHERSBURG, MD., January 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Whether it is the Midnight Munchies or Grab & Go between classes, college students ace snacking.  According to Sodexo, which serves more than 12 million meals a month to students and staff at 700 colleges and universities in North America, the snacks college students demand reflect the young consumers’ socially-minded lives. This is the driver in the newest snack products coming to the market in 2020.

Grocery Store Gameplan: Aramark RDs Offer Heart-Healthy Eating And Grocery Shopping Tips

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Aramark, a leading employer of dietitians, is helping Americans to make healthier food and nutrition choices, both when dining away from home, and when shopping in the grocery store for ingredients they prepare in their own kitchens.

CIT Launches One Million Meals Campaign to Fight Hunger

Join CIT and Feeding America® to provide meals to people in need this holiday season
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NEW YORK, Nov.

Knowledge without Borders: Reflecting on a Decade of Intellectual Philanthropy

By John Mendesh and Peter Erickson
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The global food industry has a key role to play in solving the problems of food insecurity and poor nutrition. In 2008, General Mills began looking at ways its specialized knowledge and experience could be harnessed and shared to aid the local food industry in Africa. A simple model was developed: a volunteer program for food technology professionals through which they can share their expertise with Africa’s most promising food entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Partners in Food Solutions has grown to become a unique and dynamic organization that includes five other world-class food and agriculture companies (Cargill, DSM, Bühler, The Hershey Company, and Ardent Mills) and 1,600 corporate volunteers who have assisted and trained more than 1,500 early-stage food companies in Africa to improve food safety, packaging, processing, marketing, and more.

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The global food industry has a key role to play in solving the problems of food insecurity and poor nutrition. In 2008, General Mills began looking at ways its specialized knowledge and experience could be harnessed and shared to aid the local food industry in Africa. A simple model was developed: a volunteer program for food technology professionals through which they can share their expertise with Africa’s most promising food entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Partners in Food Solutions has grown to become a unique and dynamic organization that includes five other world-class food and agriculture companies (Cargill, DSM, Bühler, The Hershey Company, and Ardent Mills) and 1,600 corporate volunteers who have assisted and trained more than 1,500 early-stage food companies in Africa to improve food safety, packaging, processing, marketing, and more.

Aramark Announces New 2025 Sustainability Plan

Positively Impacting People and Planet
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PHILADELPHIA, December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, Aramark, the leading U.S.-based provider of food, facilities and uniform services, announced a new 2025 sustainability plan, Be Well. Do Well., focused on positively impacting people and the planet. 

Be Well. Do Well. is built around several key priorities.

Nature Needs Heroes: Jon Freidman & Brad Mcnamara Bring Farming to Inner Cities

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Meet Jon Freidman & Brad Mcnamara, two of the changemakers in Timberland's Nature Needs Heroes campaign who devote their talents to making a difference and committ to building a better future for the environment and the people who live in it. 

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Meet Jon Freidman & Brad Mcnamara, two of the changemakers in Timberland's Nature Needs Heroes campaign who devote their talents to making a difference and committ to building a better future for the environment and the people who live in it. 

Sodexo Reinforces Commitment to Childhood Health and Wellness Through Support of Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run

Sodexo has co-sponsored the MCM Kids Run in support of the United States Marine Corps for over 16 years.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 30, 2019 /3BL Media/  – Sodexo, a leading food services and facilities management company, joined forces with the United States Marine Corps last weekend in support of its annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Kids Run.  This event, a one-mile just-for-fun run for kids age 5-12, is a lead-up activity to the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money.

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