CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 2015, Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) contributed nearly $360,000 to provide food to those in need, including $318,000 in donations to food banks in 14 different states and more than $40,000 in matching contributions to food banks from ADM colleagues.
“It’s important to reach out to those in need during the holiday season, and we provide grants to numerous organizations that provide special food assistance programs this time of year. Our colleagues also get involved in many different ways, such as volunteering for and donating to food drives and food packing events and serving meals at missions and soup kitchens,” said Jennifer Ballinger, director, ADM Cares. “But it’s also important to remember that these organizations need support throughout the year, and as one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, ADM is committed to providing help year-round to those that need assistance most in the communities where we live and work.”
The contributions were given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.
To view photos of ADM volunteers in action, visit www.facebook.com/ADMCares.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a global value chain that includes more than 460 crop procurement locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.