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 Cargill Value Added Meats demonstrated last month that when companies like Cargill and McDonald’s get together with the support of their community, amazing things can happen, all to benefit a great cause.

On a beautiful summer day in July, The Forest City National Golf Course hosted the sold out 5th annual Fore! The House Golf Tournament; which raises funds for Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. Participating in the event were 144 golfers made up of both Cargill suppliers and representatives from McDonalds Canada. Cargill had 39 adult and 19 children volunteers overseeing the tournament. This year, over $321,000 was raised for the RMHC and over $1.5 million has been raised since the tournament first started five years ago.

”We are so proud of everyone who took part in the fundraising event. It is thanks to all of the generous sponsors, the support of the London community and our team of volunteers at Cargill that we are able to realize the tournament every year”, said Hans Kabat, Managing Director for Cargill Value Added Meats. “This event is something we look forward to every summer”.

Cargill purchased the Cargill Value Added Meats facility, formerly Cuddy Foods, in 2002 and has been proudly supporting RMHC ever since.

About Cargill Limted

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cargill Limited employs over 10,000 people across Canada and has business interests in meat, egg and oilseed processing, animal feed, salt, chocolate, natural gas, crop inputs, as well as grain handling, merchandising and milling. For more information, visit http://www.cargill.ca/.

About Cargill:

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit http://www.cargill.com/