Kellogg Company Announces Kellogg Care$ Employee and Retiree Volunteer Program
Feb 11, 2005
Kellogg Company Announces Kellogg Care$ Employee and Retiree Volunteer Program

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Kellogg Company today announced a new initiative to recognize and support employee and retiree volunteerism. The Kellogg Care$ program will provide monetary donations to nonprofit organizations where Kellogg employees and retirees volunteer.

For each employee or retiree who volunteers a minimum of 25 hours with the same eligible nonprofit organization in any consecutive 12-month period, Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund will provide a $250 donation to the organization. Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund is the charitable arm of Kellogg. A maximum of two grants per year for each eligible participant are allowed.

“Many Kellogg people are already involved in strengthening their communities as volunteer scout leaders, school mentors, youth sports coaches, Habitat volunteers, and members of non-profit boards,” said Tim Knowlton, Kellogg Company vice president - corporate social responsibility, Kellogg Company. “The Kellogg Care$ initiative will serve to recognize these important contributions and inspire others to lend their time and talents.”

“The Food Bank of South Central Michigan has a number of Kellogg employees and retirees that have already volunteered 25 hours this year,” said Bob Randels - The Food Bank of South Central Michigan executive director. “Volunteers are an integral part of our ability to provide food to those in need. We are so pleased that Kellogg will recognize their employee and retiree volunteers with these grants that will also go along way to benefit those in need.”

Nonprofit organizations interested in more information on the program should contact the Kellogg corporate social responsibility department at 269-961-3888.

About Kellogg Company

With 2004 sales of more than $9 billion, Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) is the world’s leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, meat alternatives, pie crusts, and ice cream cones. The company’s brands include Kellogg’s, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies, Murray, Austin, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Carr’s, Plantation, Ready Crust, and Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 17 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information, visit Kellogg’s web site at