General Mills volunteers


Experiences fill the well of inspiration.

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Share Your Expertise

Corporate partner volunteers share their expertise and know-how with African entrepreneurs.

Make a Difference

Have a measurable impact on the success of a small business, and help improve nutrition and strengthen the local food system.

Virtual Volunteering

Use technology to connect directly with African clients and make an impact in only a few hours per month.

Hone Your Skills

Build your leadership and problem solving skills while gaining exposure to emerging markets and entrepreneurs. 

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Together, we make a meaningful difference.

Over 100,000 Volunteer Hours

Intellectual philanthropy is the giving of expertise rather than money.

651 Customized Projects

African client companies identify their most important needs for growth.
Steve Hess

It’s easier for people in my work environment to hop on an airplane and solve a problem when it arises. At PFS, you’re forced to find more cost-effective approaches that can deliver solutions remotely through information sharing and video – if you can get a strong signal! It always amazes me just how much of a difference you can make with a few recommendations and a little advice.

-Steve Hess, R & D Director, The Hershey Company
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Earl Hensel

Earl Hensel

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Carlota Gonzalo

Carlota Gonzalo

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If you are an employee of one of our partner companies, learn more about volunteering HERE.

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.