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.
Cascadian Farm is committed to helping create a larger-scale market for Kernza®, a perennial wheat grass, by 2040.
While the modern food system is focused narrowly around the principles of efficiency, productivity, and mechanization, Kernza represents an opportunity to expand our agricultural metrics of success beyond yield to also consider a holistic set of qualities including soil health and prevention of nutrient runoff.
Building on our longstanding commitment to organic agriculture, we’re helping advance regenerative farming practices that build soil health, foster biodiversity, and promote resilient farming communities.
Hurricane Dorian was the most powerful tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, causing catastrophic damage, leaving more than 70,000 people and pets homeless.
Hundreds of pets have been evacuated from the Bahamas until they can be reunited with their owners. During this time, dogs and cats are being cared for by several pet rescue organizations that are supported by Feeding America member, Treasure Coast Food Bank, in Fort Pierce, Florida.
As a food company, we want farming and food to be an exciting career opportunity for the next generation.
Through funding from the General Mills Foundation, The Stone Barns Center is collaborating with the National Young Farmers Coalition and Arizona State University to design, develop, and launch a 6-month farmer fellowship program focused on regenerative agriculture. We are supporting the program’s development and first year pilot.
In 2018, Annie’s, Cascadian Farm, EPIC Provisions, and Muir Glen joined together as a new Operating Unit within General Mills. We proudly named our group of brands after our fierce collective commitment to mission: The Triple Bottom Line Operating Unit is committed to driving positive outcomes for the planet, people, and profit.
Accounting for the triple bottom line helps our operating unit grow responsibly by:
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.
Can business be a force for good? Christina Skonberg is on a mission to see that it can. Learn more from General Mill’s’ Senior Sustainability Analyst about how one of the world’s largest and most successful companies is approaching regenerative agriculture.
Kiss the Ground: How would you describe your work in the context of regenerative agriculture?
By Erin Callahan, Director of the Climate Collaborative
Taking on an issue like climate change alone is incredibly difficult, and when you add in the urgency and scale of the problem, and the complexity of modern corporate value chains, it quickly becomes impossible.
It’s why we launched the Climate Collaborative, a non-profit that brings food and agriculture companies together to work on climate solutions.