Sodexo receives president’s award for anti-hunger efforts

Nov. 23—Sodexo was honored by Bread for the World and the Alliance to End Hunger with its first president’s award for Sodexo’s commitment to fighting hunger.

Sodexo was recognized for several of its initiatives, including Sodexo’s Feeding Our Future, which prepares nutritious meals for under-nourished children during the summer; Sodexo’s Servathon, which sees thousands of employees join forces to raise money, donate food and serve meals in their local communities; Sodexo’s STOP Hunger Scholarships, which recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger; and Sodexo’s Helping Hands Across America, which is an annual company-wide food drive for local food banks.

Sodexo also is working to establish its STOP Hunger initiative in 40 of the 80 countries it operates in by 2015, and in all the 80 countries by 2020. Currently, 39 countries actively participate in Sodexo STOP Hunger programs.

“It’s an honor to be named as the first corporate recipient of the Alliance to End Hunger and Bread for the World President’s Award,” George Chavel, president and CEO, Sodexo North America, said in a press release. “It is a tribute to the service spirit of our employees and an honor that we share with the many clients, customers and vendor partners, who greatly contribute to our work to end hunger.”

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