Posts Tagged ‘volunteering’

A transformative way to fight hunger


Last January, I traveled 10,000 miles, crossed eight time zones and encountered a 110 degree warm-up going from Minneapolis (-24F) to Blantyre (+86F) in the hopes that I could make a difference in the lives of expectant mothers in southern Malawi as a volunteer with nonprofit Partners in Food Solutions (PFS). I’ve been a volunteer […]

Coach scores national award

Ken Clark

Coaching youth football is more than teaching boys how to block, tackle or pass. When he’s on the field, Kenneth Clark, the sanitation services manager at our facility in Murfreesboro, Tenn., also aims to teach kids life lessons. Kenneth, who has been coaching for 35 years, grew up in what he calls “a bad part […]

We’re in the forever business


I recently had the opportunity to attend Nature Valley’s annual “Live the Brand Day,” an event that put me and some of my colleagues in closer touch with the Nature Valley business. The day is all about enjoying nature, and inspiring others to enjoy it, too. As an associate marketing manager on Nature Valley, this […]

Doing Good Works


The mothers, fathers and kids who walk through the front doors of People Serving People in Minneapolis are turning to that organization for help when they need it most. They’re homeless, without a place to sleep or eat. They also may be without a job. It’s a staggering 112 families or more a night. 60% […]

Summer vacation at the state fair


For several days each summer, General Mills food scientist Jonathan Griebel trades his day job for the sights, sounds and smells of the Minnesota State Fair. Jonathan takes vacation from General Mills to manage The China Town Diner, which has been serving hungry fair-goers since 1965. Proceeds from China Town Diner benefit a summer camp – […]

A family’s bond with General Mills


It’s often said that what goes around, comes around. I’ve witnessed that several times at General Mills, where more than 80 percent of employees volunteer. But perhaps the most telling example is the journey of how our first home-building effort for Habitat for Humanity 20 years ago helped a young immigrant family – led by […]

Riverside cleanup in a beautiful area


A nature preserve near downtown Buenos Aires is much cleaner now, thanks to the work of 27 General Mills Argentina employees who collected 72 large bags of trash during our annual “Think Global, Volunteer Local” campaign last month. Río de la Plata in Argentina’s Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur was the destination of the riverside cleanup […]

News Bites – April 27, 2012


Every Friday we bring you “News Bites,” a collection of links from the week about General Mills and the food industry. We also highlight content from other General Mills blogs and websites. Notable posts about General Mills: We begin this week with an article in Packaging World that featured Gregg Stedronsky, our vice president of […]