Cargill donates millions of pounds of food to starving Africans
December 02, 2011
One of the largest food manufacturers in the world recently made a major contribution to help fight hunger in the Horn of Africa.
Cargill announced that it would be delivering more than 22 million pounds of rice to the people in the region, who have been suffering from a lack of food and a major drought. The food will be distributed through the World Food Program USA and will help the people of Mombasa and Kenya, where 3.75 million are at risk of malnutrition.
"Turning the tide against hunger requires nothing short of radical collaboration," said WFP executive director Josette Sheeran. "Through partnerships, we are developing the knowledge and tools to address malnutrition and build resiliency, so that communities like those in Kenya and neighboring countries are better prepared to withstand future droughts and floods."
In May, Cargill joined General Mills, Medtronic and Target in handing out grants to Minneapolis Public Schools and AchieveMpls to help with nonprofit fundraising