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Boxes of charity: General Mills donates 49M bowls of cereal to feed hungry

More than 49 million Americans struggled to get enough to eat at some point last year, the highest total in 14 years. General Mills is doing its part to change that statistic. At a press conference held Friday at the company's Covington plant, General Mills pledged to donate 49 million bowls of whole grain cereal -- or 4.4 million boxes -- to food banks nationwide. That's a lot of Cheerios -- $10 million worth.


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