For the second consecutive year, Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) teams around the world are coming together to support community organizations and non-profits focused on fighting hunger through our Global Volunteering Program. The program was launched last year to address growing food insecurity and humanitarian needs around the world. In recognition of World Food Day – an international day focused on ensuring our food systems are inclusive and sustainable – Bunge is hosting volunteer events throughout October.
Our Global Volunteering Program, centered on empowering and supporting communities, has more than doubled in size in 2023. Together, more than 65 sites around the world where the company has a presence have been and will be coordinating food drives, volunteering at food banks and supporting local organizations intending to address hunger and food access. This includes local support in St. Louis, Missouri – Bunge’s corporate headquarters – and multiple sites in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States.
“Our goal is to leave a lasting impact on the communities where we operate,” said Robert Coviello, Chief Sustainability Officer and Government Affairs at Bunge. “Our Global Volunteering Program has had immense growth this year and that speaks volumes to the dedication our employees have to do what’s right. We are very proud of our teams and their commitment to support the communities where they live and work.”
World Food Day is an international day designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to promote global awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger. According to the FAO, it is estimated that between 691 and 783 million people in the world faced hunger in 2022.
More information about Bunge’s community impact can be found here.
At Bunge (NYSE: BG), our purpose is to connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. With more than two centuries of experience, unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships, we work to strengthen global food security, increase sustainability where we operate, and help communities prosper. As the world’s leader in oilseed processing and a leading producer and supplier of specialty plant-based oils and fats, we value our partnerships with farmers to bring quality products from where they’re grown to where they’re consumed. At the same time, we collaborate with our customers to develop tailored and innovative solutions to meet evolving dietary needs and trends in every part of the world. Our Company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and we have almost 23,000 dedicated employees working across approximately 300 facilities located in more than 40 countries.
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