This holiday season, Cargill's More to Share program will, through retail grocer partners, help local charity groups address the strain of having enough food to meet the highest level of food support demand since the Great Depression. This year's holiday turkey donation campaign will involve 27 markets from coast to coast and will employ new tools to coordinate program efforts, showcase retail grocer commitment to fighting hunger and spotlight hunger in America.
Cargill is based in Minnesota, but its Cargill Meat Solutions division has headquarters in Wichita. Beef, Pork and Turkey operations have their leadership teams in Kansas. In additional, Cargill has a meat packing plant in Dodge City as well as grain handling and flour milling operations in Kansas.
Through the More To Share program, Cargill collaborates with retail grocer partners in communities across America to donate thousands of turkeys to food banks, soup kitchens and other hunger-fighting charities as a standalone holiday effort, but more often, supplementing larger, ongoing grocer initiatives to feed the hungry.
"Cargill, like many of our customers and partners, has a long tradition of giving time and resources back to the communities we serve," said Chris Seib, senior marketing manager in Cargill's Value Added Meats business unit. "We're thankful that we can, through our annual More To Share donation program, help our retail grocer partners support their preferred charities and give a little holiday season hunger relief nationally."
The donated turkeys go to More to Share charity partners who provide them to in-need families or serve them at large, community Thanksgiving dinners. In addition to helping Cargill build a strong charitable partnership with its retail grocer customers to help feed the hungry during the holidays, the More To Share program aims to increase awareness of hunger issues in America.