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Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilised to fight hunger
More than 33,000 Sodexo employees in 36 countries donated and collected enough food for 815,000 meals and raised funds to fight hunger and malnutrition during the global site services provider's annual Servathon in April and May. Altogether, Sodexo employees volunteered more than 82,100 hours to help their local community members have enough food to eat.
Every year for the past 10 years, Stop Hunger's Servathon has provided an opportunity for employees to join together, often hand-in-hand with Sodexo's clients, to fight against hunger and malnutrition. Over a two-month period, Servathon teams throughout the world work to serve people in need by providing thousands of meals, holding food drives, and raising money to support local stop hunger efforts.
According to World Food Programme, India is home to a quarter of all undernourished people worldwide. Guided by Sodexo's worldwide commitment to fight hunger and malnutrition, the company's employees in India volunteered 689 hours to help disadvantaged children and senior citizens by raising funds, donating 582 kilos of food and serving 755 meals to make a small yet meaningful impact to the lives of these people.
"The real power of Servathon is the Sodexo people," says Clodine Pincemin, President of Stop Hunger. "By coming together in local actions, this operation has a real impact on the people most in need.
"What happens in all of the local communities radically changes the lives of people, and Sodexo volunteers often report that they are transformed by their participation as well. I am very grateful to Sodexo for helping us in our mission to fight hunger and malnutrition around the world."
Created in 1996 by Sodexo, Stop Hunger is now a dedicated non-profit organisation whose purpose is to fight hunger and malnutrition around the world, through local and international partners having the same mission. Stop Hunger conducts innovative actions in 40 countries.
Founded in 1966 in Marseille, France, Sodexo has 428,000 employees and now operates in 33,300 sites, in 80 countries.
24th July 2014