Global program links food and technology

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has posted an article about our “Partners in Food Solutions” program.

PFS, which began in 2009, is a nonprofit organization created by General Mills that links the technical and business expertise of employees at General Mills, and other food companies and associations, to small and medium-sized mills and food processors in the developing world.

In “An Employee Volunteer Project Spins Off Into Its Own Charity,” writer Eric Frazier highlights the project and includes comments from Peter Erickson, our senior vice president of Innovation, Technology and Quality.

Editor’s note: The photo used in this post is of a small-holder farmer in Malawi. In assisting small and medium sized food processors, Partners in Food Solutions is creating new and better markets for the crops of small-holder farmers like this woman in Malawi.

Kevin Hunt is the social media manager in Global Communications for General Mills, based in Minneapolis. He oversees content for "A Taste of General Mills," Channel G, and engagement and strategy for the company's social channels. He began his career at General Mills in 2010.

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