Knowing that food waste continues to be a challenge – and that food banks stand to benefit from food waste recovery – Kellogg Latin America employees did their part to help in honor of World Food Day.
Employees rescued leftover spaghetti squash from nearby fields after the harvest. The effort not only helped stock local food banks, but to also created better awareness of food waste as a global issue and showcased Kellogg’s support of food pantries.
More than 30 volunteers participated in the field vegetable rescue and donated a combined 240 volunteer hours. Kellogg Latin America set an ambitious goal to reach 1,300 volunteer hours in honor of International Volunteer Day – but far surpassed it.
In all, nearly 400 employee volunteers from Latin America contributed more than 1,400 hours, continuing Kellogg’s strong volunteer culture.
“We are proud to work with Kellogg Company, sharing food with people in need,” said Esther Escarzaga, Manager of Agricultural Alliances of the Bancos De Alimentos de Mexico (BAMX) Network. “Thank you, Kellogg volunteers, for your hard work and your enormous heart.”
Efforts like these are part of Kellogg’s Better Day Promise environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy aims to create better days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030, in part by feeding people in need and reducing food waste.
We thank those who participated for living our values!