CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US — Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) is tackling food insecurity, hunger relief and supporting first responders with an $800,000 donation.

“These are unprecedented times, and ADM is committed to doing our part to help address the tremendous need around the world right now,” said Juan Luciano, chairman and chief executive officer of ADM. “We are proud to take part in Giving Tuesday’s efforts to unite companies, individuals and communities around the world to tackle the great challenges brought on by the global fight against COVID-19.”

The latest donation is an addition to the company’s previous $1 million contribution to COVID-related relief efforts and is directed to various local organizations with a direct impact in communities and regions where ADM has a large presence.

For example, in ADM’s global headquarters base in Chicago, Illinois, US, the company is focusing on food scarcity issues through partnerships with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Lawrence Hall, The Bigger Table and The Trotter Project. ADM also is providing funds to support a partnership with Rutgers to advance virus mitigation research and medical support in parts of Europe, Asia Pacific and South America.

The donations were given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares works to sustain and strengthen communities where ADM colleagues work, live and operate by directing funding, volunteerism, and industry knowledge to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide.

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