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General Mills gets early start to National Volunteer Week

General Mills kicked-off National Volunteer Week early, packing up 2,000 pounds of rice for an emergency assistance agency on Friday. A new survey shows 82 percent of the company’s employees say they volunteer.

It’s National Volunteer Week.

General Mills celebrated early, releasing results of a recent survey that shows 82 percent of employees volunteer. That’s up from 78 percent who said they volunteered in 2006, according to the company’s press release.

Volunteering employees got to wear yellow T-shirts to work Friday, when employees and retirees helped pack 2,000 pounds of rice for the Community Emergency Assistance Program, an emergency assistance agency in Brooklyn Park.