Horizon Milling, a Cargill joint venture, and The Kroger Company have offered a donation of 10 truckloads of self-rising flour to Feeding America and its nationwide network of food banks.
Food banks in Kansas, Kentucky, California, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Missouri will share in the donation. The product – more than 180,000 bags of flour – will assist hundreds of hunger-relief agencies serving these communities. The flour will be distributed to individuals and families and used by community kitchens, Kids Cafés, shelters and other organisations that prepare meals for people at risk of hunger.
Ross Fraser, Feeding America's director of media relations, said: "This is one of the largest donations of flour Feeding America has ever received. It is a very important item for our agencies, because it can be used in so many different ways and has such a long shelf life."
Cargill and Kroger are long-time supporters of Feeding America. Both provide major financial and in-kind contributions, and the companies' employees provide thousands of hours of volunteer support every year to local and national hunger-relief programmes."
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