Cargill matches Nobel Peace Prize award with $1M donation to World Food Program USA


By Carter Jones, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Oct 12, 2020 


Cargill announced Friday it's donating $1 million to World Food Program USA in honor of the United Nations World Food Programme winning the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020.


Cargill's donation matches the cash award that comes with the Nobel Peace Prize and recognizes the World Food Programme's efforts to fight hunger and prevent the use of food as a weapon of war.


“The Nobel committee could not have chosen a more deserving organization for the Nobel Peace Prize. The WFP has worked tirelessly to end systemic hunger and we are thrilled to celebrate and honor them by matching the peace prize award,” said Michelle Grogg, vice president of corporate responsibility at Cargill. “This $1 million contribution builds on our 20 year partnership to address food insecurity and advance farmer livelihoods around the world."


Cargill is asking other U.S. corporations to join the campaign to stop starvation now and guarantee millions of people get the food they need to survive. Minnetonka-based Cargill has been a strategic partner of World Food Program USA and supporter of the U.N. World Food Programme for more than 20 years. In that time, Cargill has supported a range of programs, including school meals, disaster relief operations and programs for smallholder farmers...