||Sodexo Employees Feed the Hungry, Embrace Company Values
By Maria Houchins, Senior Recruiter
Each April, Sodexo employees join forces globally to volunteer and serve meals, raise funds, and donate food to hunger relief organizations in their local communities for what we call the Sodexo Servathon.
Last year, employees in 35 countries around the world supported the program, participating in efforts such as donating and serving meals, sharing Sodexo expertise by providing nutrition, hygiene, food waste and food safety education, collecting and donating non-perishable food, and fundraising through efforts such as product promotions, coin collections and golf tournaments.
Teams from every business segment participated in activities and employees worked to engage entire Sodexo communities, including clients, suppliers and community members. In the U.S., 35,000 employees were involved, volunteering countless hours, serving over 22,600 meals, and raising more than $68,400 to fight domestic hunger, including a $15,000 donation by supplier partner French's Foodservice.
This April, entire Sodexo communities will get involved in service projects to take action against hunger, helping some of the 50 million Americans, including over 16 million children, who do not have enough to eat on any given day. It's as simple as dedicating a few minutes, a few hours or an entire day. Every action counts towards the success of Servathon and, more importantly, the national fight against hunger.
Follow our story this year by liking the Sodexo Foundation Facebook page and join the Servathon conversation on Twitter @STOPHungerUSA #endinghunger.