Responsibility

Volunteerism

We have built a strong legacy of volunteerism.

Our people have skills. They devote them in volunteer efforts around the world.

In 2016, 83 percent of employees reported volunteering. To the tune of 328,440 hours.

What do we do? Well ...

  • Marketers in Minnesota help non-profit organizations with marketing challenges. Since 2009, more than 200 volunteers in the Good Works program completed 45 projects - with rave reviews from organizations that benefitted.
  • In India, our employees work with Tata Trusts. The group came to be in 1919, and has played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of charity to make a real difference to communities. 
  • More than 420 General Mills employees and retirees have volunteered with Partners in Food Solutions in Africa. 

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“Volunteering with Partners in Food Solutions challenges us,” says Scott Myers, senior principal engineer at General Mills.

“As an engineer, it’s easy to just throw money at a problem. But these are problems we couldn’t throw money at, yet we still had to come up with good solutions – and that is a great skill to hone.

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