Minneapolis, MN—Over the course of 2019, the Cargill Foundation donated $10 million to nonprofits in the Twin Cities, where Cargill is headquartered, looking to minimize the opportunity gap for low income children and advance childhood nutrition, according to a press release. On any given day, one in eight children in Minnesota are at risk of hunger.
The Cargill Foundation partnered with several local organizations this year, including:
- Appetite for Change, which offers children the opportunity to grow nutritious foods.
- Harold Mezile North Community YMCA Youth & Teen Enrichment Center, which educates children on the importance of making healthy food choices and gives kids the opportunity to take cooking classes.
- Twin Cities Mobile Market, a city bus converted into a grocery store, bringing affordable and fresh fruits, veggies, grains, dairy, and meat directly into neighborhoods that don’t have easy access to these nutritious foods.
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Michelle Grogg, VP Global Corporate Responsibility and Executive Director of the Cargill Foundation, said in the release: “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. 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.”