Cargill is launching the Cargill Cares Employee Disaster Relief Fund to support employees around the world during times of catastrophic or personal disaster. While this resource was established to support the immediate needs of our team during the COVID-19 crisis, it will also serve as a long-term resource for future events.
“We are prioritizing our employees’ health and well-being, as they are essential in delivering the food we all need to stay healthy and nourished,” said Michelle Grogg, vice president of corporate responsibility and sustainability development at Cargill. “Our work is essential, but our people and the communities in which we live and work haven’t been immune to the impacts of the virus. With this fund, we hope we can come together in a powerful way to help our colleagues by providing some peace of mind during this incredibly uncertain time.”
Cargill is contributing $15 million (USD) as an initial start to the fund. Employees, other individuals and organizations will be able to contribute to support colleagues in their time of need.
The Fund will be administered by E4E Relief, an organization that specializes in administering funds like these. Starting today, the portal is open for both applications and donations.
In addition to its employee disaster relief, Cargill is working with its nonprofit and NGO partners around the globe to help address food security, health and safety needs and industry challenges due to the spread of COVID-19. Cargill is committing $35 million (USD) to COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts through global and regional partnerships, product donations and employee personal giving. In addition to monetary donations, Cargill has donated more than 3 million pounds of food globally.