General Mills has a long history of feeding Americans, but the organization was recently recognized for its work in helping to end hunger in Africa. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) honored the company's volunteers, who help African food processors produce better food for local citizens, by giving them its Global Citizenship Award.
The employees were thanked by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah when he visited the company's technical center in Minnesota. The volunteers operate under General Mill's charitable wing, Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), which has worked hand-in-hand with the USAID's global hunger initiative.
"I am honored to accept the Global Citizenship Award on behalf of General Mills, and specifically, the more than 300 volunteers who have stepped up to make this effort a reality," said General Mills chairman and CEO Ken Powell.
PFS helps make use of the business and technical expertise of General Mills employees to end hunger. There are many other organizations committed to solving global hunger including Food for the Poor. Frendo supports the group through fee-free donations. Sign up now.
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