Cargill Foundation advances childhood nutrition in the Twin
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2019, the Cargill Foundation distributed $10 million to nonprofits in the Twin Cities, partnering with several Twin Cities organizations to minimize the opportunity gap for low income children and advance childhood nutrition. On any given day, 1 in 8 children (162,500) in Minnesota are at risk of hunger. The Cargill Foundation chose this pressing social issue in Minnesota as a priority because a stable, nutritious diet is proven to be a necessary foundation for children's health, growth, learning and success.
"As a global food and agriculture company based in Minnesota, our employees across nations work to nourish the world in a safe and responsible way. Nutrition is at the core of what we do," said Michelle Grogg, Vice President Global Corporate Responsibility and Executive Director of the Cargill Foundation. "We bring that same focus on nutrition to the Twin Cities through our funding and partnerships. This year, we specifically focused on childhood nutrition and food justice, supporting organizations that grow healthy foods, educate children and families on food choices and increase access to nutritious foods for children in low income households across the Twin Cities."
The Cargill Foundation partnered with a number of local organizations this year including:
Each year, the Cargill Foundation focuses its efforts on making a positive impact in Minnesota, where the company is headquartered and where the company has 17 facilities with more than 5,000 employees. In addition to the Cargill Foundation contributions, Cargill employees volunteer their time and expertise in community projects.
Cargill's 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.
We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.
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