March 18, 2013
Hunger-Free Minnesota, General Mills Foundation, announce $220,000 grant
Hunger-Free Minnesota and the General Mills Foundation today announced a $220,000 grant award to Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota. The grant is being given to support Hunger-Free Minnesota’s School Breakfast Program, a statewide effort aimed at increasing participation in the United States Department of Agriculture-funded School Breakfast Program.
February 28, 2013
General Mills Foundation joins new Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Today, during an event where First Lady Michelle Obama discussed the need for increased physical activity opportunities in schools, the General Mills Foundation committed $10 million to help implement the new Presidential Youth Fitness Program, a comprehensive, school-based fitness assessment program.
August 21, 2012
Nearly 70 percent of the General Mills U.S. retail sales volume nutritionally improved
General Mills has improved the health profile of 68 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume since 2005. In fiscal 2012 alone, the company improved nearly 16 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume. Improvements include adding whole grains, fiber and calcium, and reducing calories, sugar, sodium and trans fat. General Mills first began tracking and quantifying health improvements in 2005.
April 26, 2012
General Mills Foundation celebrates Champions for Healthy Kids' 10th anniversary
The General Mills Foundation, in collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, announced the recipients of its 2012 Champions for Healthy Kids grants. As part of the program’s 10 year anniversary, 10 ‘best of the best’ legacy award recipients were selected from previous Champions for Healthy Kids grantees. Each organization was awarded $50,000 to continue their proven programming to improve nutrition and physical fitness behaviors among youth.
February 24, 2012
USAID honors General Mills with global citizenship recognition
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah visited General Mills’ technical center in Minneapolis to recognize employee volunteers for their global citizenship. The recognition was given to General Mills for its work with food processors and small-holder farmers in Africa through its hunger-fighting nonprofit, Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).
October 11, 2011
General Mills marks strong year of health improvements
General Mills today announced that it improved the health profile of products comprising approximately 25 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume in fiscal 2011. General Mills first began tracking and quantifying health improvements in 2005. Between fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2011, the company has improved the health profile of 64 percent of its U.S. Retail sales volume. Improvements have included adding whole grains, fiber and calcium, and reducing calories, sugar, sodium and trans fats.
August 29, 2011
General Mills Foodservice awards $100,000 in grants to 39 K-12 schools
General Mills Foodservice has awarded grants up to $3,000 each to 39 K-12 schools across the country through the National Dairy Council Fuel Up Breakfast Grant program. A total of $100,000 in funding was awarded to help schools build or expand their breakfast programs.
August 03, 2011
General Mills partners with American Refugee Committee
The General Mills Foundation today announces up to $100,000 in support to the American Refugee Committee (ARC) to speed famine relief efforts to the millions of Somalis on the brink of starvation. An initial $50,000 donation has been made to ARC, a humanitarian organization based in the Twin Cities.
June 07, 2011
General Mills pledges $1 million to fight hunger in Minnesota
General Mills joined corporations and community partners from across Minnesota today to launch Hunger-Free Minnesota, a three-year initiative with the goal of sustainably adding 100 million meals annually for hungry children and adults in the state. General Mills today pledged $1 million in financial support which will be used to fund initiatives that will expand existing programs and increase efficiencies within the emergency food system, the Minnesota Food Support Program and Child Nutrition Programs.
June 02, 2011
General Mills pledges long-term support for North Minneapolis
At a monthly gathering of community leaders from the Hawthorne neighborhood of North Minneapolis, the General Mills Foundation announced plans for long-term support of North Minneapolis’ rebuilding efforts following the devastating tornadoes that struck the area a week ago. Today’s announcement is in addition to the General Mills Foundation’s previous pledge of $25,000 to support immediate disaster response efforts in North Minneapolis.
May 26, 2011
General Mills collaborates with ADA, President’s Council
The General Mills Foundation, along with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition today announced the 50 recipients of this year’s Champions for Healthy Kids grants, totaling $500,000. The grants are awarded to community-based organizations across the United States with dedicated programs that equip youth with the tools they need to live healthy, balanced and active lifestyles.
May 25, 2011
Pound For Pound Challenge inspired Americans to lose weight for a cause
Americans are helping the hunger crisis with the Pound For Pound Challenge. As announced on last night’s season 11 finale of “The Biggest Loser: Couples,” participants pledged to lose more than 3.1 million pounds of weight, which will enable Feeding America to secure 3.1 million pounds of groceries for local food banks.
March 24, 2011
General Mills releases 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
General Mills today announced the availability of its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report covering the company’s progress on health, community and environmental initiatives. The report can be viewed or downloaded on the company’s new CSR website.
January 05, 2011
Pound For Pound Challenge fights hunger through weight loss
NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Couples,” General Mills, SUBWAY® and Feeding America are partnering on the Pound For Pound Challenge, a national initiative encouraging Americans to lose weight to combat hunger in their local communities.
July 23, 2010
General Mills Methuen warehouse is company’s first solar powered U.S. facility
Advancing General Mills’ commitment to renewable energy, the company today announced a major solar energy initiative at its Methuen, Mass., facility. With the installation of solar panels now complete, solar energy is expected to supply nearly 80 percent of the warehouse’s summertime power needs, and 40 percent of its needs the rest of the year.
January 26, 2010
General Mills delivers help to Haiti
Continuing its response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a General Mills plane delivered more than a ton of medical supplies to the beleaguered country on Thursday.