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Cargill makes a difference this World Food Day

Cargill makes a difference this World Food Day
As Food Banks Canada, in partnership with Cargill Canada, prepares to recognize World Food Day, Michelle Borbely – a Cargill Cares Community Relations Ambassador (and a member of the animal nutrition team) has graciously provided her perspective as to the importance of World Food Day and working for a company that cares.

Michelle is a very active member of the Lethbridge Cargill Cares Council. Her council not only raises money for the Lethbridge Food Bank but they also do cereal drives for the area schools, and have built potato garden from which they harvest and donate the end results!

Michelle is just one of many members of the Cargill team who is making a difference.   From coast to coast, Cargill has community relations ambassadors -  from North Vancouver to the Peace Region to Southern Ontario and Baie Comeau.

We are grateful to Cargill and all of its employees for their commitment to relieving hunger in Canada, and around the world.
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Working for a company that is committed to nourishing the world’s population in a sustainable manner makes it pretty easy to get up and go to work every day; it’s even more-rewarding when you are empowered to bring that vision to a local level to improve the community where you live and work.

Fueled primarily by growth in developing countries, the UN predicts the world’s population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030. We know there are many obstacles to feeding all those people. Issues such as extreme poverty, inadequate food distribution, supply disruptions, food waste and government policies that inhibit trade and negatively affect farmers. I take comfort in the fact there are many talented people around the world working to solve these problems; yet I know I can do my part by working with talented people locally to provide food security to members of my community.

I am so proud to work with Cargill Cares teams across Western Canada that are dedicated to nourishing their communities. Whether it be collecting, or growing, donations for local food banks; cooking hot meals for elementary school children or supporting schools that want to teach students to grow their own food; or rallying around communities devastated by both fire (Fort mcmurray) and flood (High River), I am always amazed by the passion Cargill employees have to help those in need.

Yet as much as I enjoy working with my team on all of these projects, there is nothing I would like better than to not have to do it because we have achieved the goal of ending hunger in Canada.

For more information on Cargill and our commitment to nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way, visit http://www.cargill.com/corporate-responsibility/food-security/index.jsp.

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