At FareShare, we can’t do anything without the generosity of our supporters.
One such partner – the General Mills Foundation has been a vital supporter in helping FareShare to considerably scale up the amount of food we redistribute to charities and community groups throughout the UK.
As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Feeding America, Catherine Davis works to increase public awareness of hunger in America. She is responsible for identifying innovative ways to engage the public in Feeding America’s mission, as well as enhancing the organization’s reputation as one of the most-admired nonprofit brands in the country.
Originally published on the Taste of General Mills Blog
Before you take your next bite of our sweet, creamy Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream, we invite you to think about who grows the vanilla for this delicious treat, and how you are supporting that farmer’s livelihood.
Across the world, 821 million people are hungry – including millions of children. Nearly half of all deaths in children under the age of five are attributable to undernutrition. This means we unnecessarily lose about 3 million young lives each year. It’s tragic and unacceptable.
More than 3,000 General Mills employees participated in our Global Volunteer Week, helping to treat the world with care at various events during Earth Day week.
The efforts, from 42 locations (including 21 countries outside of North America) last week, resulted in more than 6,000 volunteer hours, which included impacting the environment in a positive way, and helping support global hunger relief efforts.
Never did I imagine that a brief trip to Africa could have such a profound impact.
In the course of just a few days, I learned how the work of Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) is improving the food value chain across Africa and how that work is also improving livelihoods in the most surprising ways.
While my time in Africa opened my eyes to levels of material need I’d not seen before, it also filled my heart with awe at the power of human resilience.