At Sodexo, we believe we have both a moral and business imperative to be a responsible corporate citizen. With 133,000 employees serving millions every day, we have an opportunity to fuel a movement for a change among those in need.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Sodexo’s commitment to the fight against hunger. Through our clients, community partners and employees, Sodexo and Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation strive to improve the Quality of Life in communities across America. We do so through the following activities:
Feeding Our Future®
During the school year, 22 million kids receive free or reduced-price meals, but only 4 million continue to receive meals during the summer. We created Feeding Our Future® to help close the gap and ensure children get the nutritious meals they need to thrive.
In 1997, Sodexo launched Feeding Our Future in three cities and served 25,000 meals in its first year. Since its inception, the program has provided more than 4.5 million meals to children nationwide. Feeding Our Future owes its success to the longstanding partnerships between Sodexo, our client and vendor partners, and local hunger-relief organizations.
Feeding Our Future focuses on:
- Providing free and nutritious meals to children at risk of hunger during the summer months
- Securing the support of resources and partners to assure program sustainability
- Generating awareness and support for problems and solutions related to the issue of childhood hunger in America
Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Camden, NJ; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Ft. Worth, TX; Honolulu, HI; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; San Jose, CA; Spokane, WA; St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Terre Haute, IN; Washington, DC
Read our recent Feeding our Future blogs:
- Feeding the Future of New Orleans and 22 Other U.S. Cities
- It’s Summertime and Children are Hungry
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Presenting The 20ish Under 20ish 2016 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholars
A new squad of hunger fighters ages 5 to 25 is honored each year with a $5,000 scholarship for their education as well as a $5,000 grant for the hunger charity of their choice.
The 20ish under 20ish Hunger Squad are members of the zero hunger generation leveraging their remarkable and unique powers to combat hunger and positively impact their communities across America. Download the infographic and share it on social.
Heroes of Everyday Life - 2016
The Heroes of Everyday Life are recognized at the annual Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Dinner and receive a $5,000 grant for the hunger charity of their choice.
We are proud to feature our employees, volunteers and young people engaging their communities to make them a better place for everyone.
We invite you to explore, discuss and share the work of those who are helping to improve their community using the hashtag #EngagingCommunities.