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Our Employees Are a Force for Good

By Claudine Galloway
Blog

When the novel coronavirus spread across the world, one thing was evident among General Mills employees – they wanted to do their part to help in some way.

Across the company, from our product brand teams and the General Mills Foundation to employees in their free time, plans were made and action was taken.

Here’s a small snapshot of our collective actions during the pandemic so far.

Keeping Pride 2020 in Focus

By Hanna Johnson
Blog

General Mills’ support and allyship for our LGBTQ+ employees and the broader community is unwavering. 

That’s why our Pride planning teams were committed to finding creative ways to celebrate Pride this year amidst social distancing, while ensuring we were able to fully focus on allyship for our Black community in light of the George Floyd tragedy and fight for racial justice. 

General Mills Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

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General Mills has been named a 2020 honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.  

The award recognizes General Mills as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities. 

Feeding America Makes MealConnect Available Nationwide

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Feeding America has made it easier for food banks in its network to take advantage of its MealConnect platform by making it automatically available in every zip code of the country. 

“We connected all 200 food banks directly to MealConnect, so that we basically blanket the entire country with a food donation,” said Justin Block, Managing Director of Digital Platform Technology at Feeding America. 

General Mills Launches Three-Year Regenerative Dairy Pilot in Michigan in Partnership with Foremost Farms and Understanding Ag

Yoplait is latest General Mills brand to support the company’s commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland.
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills, the maker of Yoplait, Liberté and Mountain High yogurt products, today announced the start of a three-year regenerative dairy pilot in western Michigan, a key sourcing region for its fluid milk supply. General Mills has partnered with consultants Understanding Ag and dairy cooperative Foremost Farms to pilot regenerative practices and provide support to participating dairy farmers. Implementing regenerative practices on dairy farms requires a holistic approach to managing land, cows and manure.

Feeding America Expands Pioneering MealConnect Platform In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

National technology platform will help reach more neighbors facing hunger, reduce food waste
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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

Press Release

Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

General Mills Named to 3BL Media's 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2020

Company ranked third overall and leads food and beverage industry for third consecutive year
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills announced it has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media for its outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, U.S. public companies. For the third consecutive year, General Mills received the top ranking amongst its food and beverage peers for its actions, and third in the overall rankings.

Where We Go From Here

By Jeff Harmening | Chairman and CEO at General Mills
Blog

It is clear from George Floyd’s death - and the many that preceded it - that systematic injustice and racism still exist. You can see the difference in treatment in our criminal justice system… our schools… our healthcare system… and beyond.

We come to this moment in our history, humbly, fully realizing there are no easy solutions. But we also come with an unwavering commitment to find answers to the question of our time: where do we go from here?

Cheerios Supports Fight Against Childhood Hunger

By Hanna Johnson
Blog

To help support children facing hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cheerios is donating $1.3 million to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign focused on ending childhood hunger in America.

The announcement was made during the latest episode of “Reunited Apart,” Josh Gad’s YouTube series that reunites casts from iconic films. The episode brought together cast members from “The Lord of the Rings” to reminisce about the franchise and recreate memorable moments for its fans.

Minnesota Nonprofits Rework Volunteering During COVID-19

By Kelly Smith
Article

At General Mills, the Minnesota-based company started a program in April paying Minnesota employees to volunteer at local food-related charities.

Each Friday, Hannah Marmorine, 30, of Maple Grove, logs off work early to go pack bags of meals for students in need at the Sheridan Story in Roseville, a nonprofit she’d helped with before.

“I’ve found a lot of joy in volunteering during this time,” Marmorine said.

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