Winnipeg – Cargill is celebrating our 150th anniversary throughout 2015 and to mark this milestone we are launching the Together we thrive contest to give back to the communities where we live and work.
“Canada’s rural communities are a big part of Cargill’s heritage,” says Jeff Vassart, President and Business Unit Leader, Cargill Limited. “There are countless organizations that make our communities wonderful places to live and work, and we want to support them.”
The Together we thrive contest will award six grants of $25,000 to six community organizations in Ontario, Manitoba, North Saskatchewan, South Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Peace Region that share one of Cargill’s core values: food security and nutrition, education and environmental stewardship.
“We are looking forward to learning about all the great charitable work that is going on in the communities we serve,” says Vassart. “This is one contest in which everyone can participate – whether you are nominating an organization or voting for a cause that is meaningful to you. Help us invest this money where it’s needed most.”
The contest runs from April 15 until June 30, 2015. Winners will be selected by a panel of Cargill judges based on financial need, the quality of submission, the impact the project will have in the community, how well the applicant shares Cargill’s values and the number of online votes received by the applicants. Winners will be announced in August, 2015.
To learn more about the Together we thrive contest visit: www.togetherwethrive.ca
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.
About Cargill in Canada
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Cargill Limited employs more than 8,000 people in Canada, from British Columbia to New Brunswick. In addition to its diverse agricultural businesses, Cargill’s Canadian interests include enterprises in the food, manufacturing, financial and risk management industries.