Philanthropic Giving

Financial contributions lead to long-term impact on the issues that mean the most to you, your employees, your customers, and our food systems.

Philanthropic giving is an investment in local leaders and a world where everyone has access to food.

GFN members increase community food access and reduce our food systems’ impact on climate change—and they achieve these goals effectively, efficiently, and equitably. Just like your organization, food banks require funding to invest in long-term impact. This can include food safety training for staff, enhancing staff benefits, purchasing logistics and transportation equipment to reach remote areas, procuring technology to quickly connect surplus products with communities, or launching a school feeding program.

Our teams will work together to build a philanthropic partnership that advances the important work of food banks and addresses the issues that mean the most to you and your employees and customers. The breadth of our Network provides opportunities to invest across multiple regions and deeply in local communities with high rates of food insecurity.

General Mills proudly partners with The Global FoodBanking Network—through our food donations, financial support, and employee volunteerism. GFN is uniquely positioned to accelerate food bank growth and development around the world. Together we can continue the important work of increasing food access and expanding charitable food donations and surplus food recovery.
Nicola Dixon, Director, Global Impact, General Mills

Holistic Partnerships Deepen Impact and Strengthen Communities

Philanthropic giving looks different for each partner. There are multiple ways to partner with GFN, and we find that the most impactful partnerships incorporate a combination of:

  • Corporate Grants: Financial contributions are an investment in hunger relief, waste reduction and climate change mitigation, community development, healthy children and families, and much more.
  • Employee Engagement: Engage your employees by matching their philanthropic gifts, hosting a virtual food drive, volunteering, and more. Learn about employee engagement programs.
  • Product Donations: No matter where your company sits in the supply chain, you can reduce waste and connect your safe, surplus product with communities around the world. Learn about product sourcing opportunities.
  • Cause Marketing: Get your customers involved through a cause marketing campaign, in-person, or online.

Our Shared Goals

We all want food systems that enable people and the planet to thrive. Partnering with GFN advances this vision while furthering your specific goals, too, including:

  • Serving communities where you live and work.
  • Demonstrating your commitment to sustainability.
  • Engaging employees and customers in your shared values and expanding their knowledge of issues facing our food systems.

Learn more.

Reach out to our team to learn more about philanthropic giving opportunities.
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