Kellogg Company recently announced – on International Volunteer Day –that employees around the world volunteered more than 2,400 hours as part of the company’s Volunteer Pledge to honour World Food Day.
For nearly a decade, Kellogg has been honouring World Food Day by giving back to communities around the world. This year, the company asked employees to volunteer at least two hours, either virtually or in person. Employees from every region participated.
“Giving back to others is a long-held belief at Kellogg Company,” said Stephanie Slingerland, Senior Director, Global Philanthropy and Social Impact. “As part of our Better Days Promise environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, Kellogg takes action to create better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030 and, importantly, encourages others to do the same.
“We are proud that our employees are passionate about donating their time and efforts to help the people, in the communities where we live and work, thrive.”
Since 2015, Kellogg employees have volunteered more than 106,000 hours to support people around the world. This year, after nearly two-years dotted with virtual volunteer power hours, fundraisers, and individual activities, the employees were thrilled to be able to meet in person again and donate their time and effort as part of the World Food Day volunteer initiative.
In the U.S., employees volunteered in the hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan, but also across the country, sorting food at local food banks, packing backpacks with school supplies for children, cleaning up local parks, and much more.
As an added incentive, Kellogg pledged that for every hour that employees logged by the end of November 30th, the company would donate $10 to long-time partner, United Way to help create better days for neighbours who may be struggling with basic needs like putting food on the table for their families.
“At Kellogg, a promise is a commitment. And our Better Days Promise begins with our people,” Ms Slingerland said. “We’re grateful that so many employees are passionate about helping create better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030.”