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Nonprofit founded by General Mills to get award for fighting hunger in Africa

A nonprofit that links volunteers from General Mills, Cargill and DSM with food manufacturers in Africa will be honored Friday by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Dr. Raj Shah, the agency’s administrator, will be on hand to honor the Partners in Food Solutions nonprofit, founded by General Mills. The organization uses the technical and business expertise of volunteer employees at the three companies with small and mid-size food manufacturers in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

The volunteers provide technical and business expertise to help build infrastructure and train people at the African companies.

In a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at the General Mills James Ford Bell Technical Center in Golden Valley, Shah will present the USAID’s Global Citizenship Award.

Also on hand will be  Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Betty McCollum and Rep. Erik Paulsen.

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