Giving back

Providing food and hope for families with Feeding America

Since we began as a founding partner more than 40 years ago, General Mills has contributed more than $37 million to support the Feeding America network.
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Addressing a Need

For many individuals and families, accessing a nourishing meal can be challenging. Exacerbated by expired pandemic-related supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) funding, the need continues to increase. 

Feeding America estimates approximately 1 in 6 people turned to charitable food assistance for additional support in 2022. Additionally, a recent survey found that 80% of Feeding America food banks reported either increased or steady demand for emergency food services in June 2023. 

"We have all experienced firsthand how a meal goes beyond solely nourishing our bodies," says Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. "Access to nutritious food is essential for each of us to reach our full potential and reminds us that we can all help to create positive change in our communities to ensure that no one goes hungry in America."

A History of Tackling Hunger

General Mills is grounded in the belief that each individual, family and community should be food secure and free from hunger. For more than four decades, General Mills has supported Feeding America – the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a powerful and efficient network of food charities nationwide – through philanthropic giving, product donations, disaster support, investments in food recovery innovation, volunteerism and more. 

Our Impact

  • Enabled 431 million+ meals through General Mills food donations since 2000
  • Contributed $37 million to support the Feeding America network since 1979
  • Provided $3.4 million in transformational funding to develop food recovery app MealConnect, enabling 5 billion+ lbs. of good surplus food to be rescued