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Cargill's Partnership With United Way

Cargill is one of the United Way of Greater Fort Dodge’s most committed Pacesetter Companies. All employees participate in the employee campaign presentation. Locally, plant manager Al Viaene and his administrative assistant Darci Nemmers actively encourage all the local employees to support the United Way campaign. Cargill even goes a step further by encouraging their subcontractors to jump on board with the United Way campaign. 

"As part of Cargill's ongoing community enrichment campaign, employees are encouraged to give back to the communities in which we live and do business," explained Al Viaene, Fort Dodge Facility Manager. "We could not have had this success without all of our Cargill team members and our truly outstanding group of volunteers that led this year's campaign efforts. The local United Way has been so great to work with by helping us understand how our contributions have benefited so many in our community and we are proud to be a part of it."

Corporate Match

As an incentive to encourage their employees to donate to the United Way campaign, both the local plant and Cargill’s corporate office offer to match every employee’s contribution. What a fantastic commitment Cargill makes to support our local United Way campaign!

We are very grateful for Cargill’s generosity and are able to help many children and families because of Cargill’s amazing community-minded support. 

One of Cargill’s main priorities is addressing the issue of hunger. The United Way of Greater Fort Dodge shares this same commitment. This year, thousands of dollars will be allocated to agencies and local food pantries that are working hard to help families in our community and region that struggle with food insecurity. Our recent food packaging event that distributed 40,000 meals in the Fort Dodge area is one good example. 

Local Community Giving

Cargill's corporate responsibility is stated in its local giving statement:

"We are committed to the communities where we live and work. We invest in, engage with and respect cultures while promoting sustainable and responsible economic development to improve living standards and promote stable communities.

Cargill businesses and facilities and their employees also give through more than 350 employee-led, worldwide Cargill Cares Councils. The councils provide support for local charitable and civic organizations and programs such as food relief agencies, schools and youth programs, and local environmental projects."

Click here to learn more about Cargill's corporate philanthropy. 

About Cargill

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, this privately held company employs 142,000 people in 67 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to sharing its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges.

Cargill employs approximately 150 people in the Fort Dodge plant. This plant will use 150,000 bushels of corn daily in its wet milling production of ethanol, with the capacity of producing 115 million gallons of ethanol per year. This Cargill plant will also produce dextrose, ethanol and SweetBran feed for cattle. 

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