Month long, multi-city food & ration distribution initiative to commemorate 25 years in India

Advancing in its quest to build a sustainable hunger-free world, Sodexo India, on #WorldHungerDay culminated its annual month-long community-based event by providing food and ration items to communities where access to quality food continues to be a challenge. This year, Servathon, Sodexo’s largest global Stop Hunger event, left its mark in 14 cities, connecting with 25 NGOs, catering to 5500 beneficiaries with over 20,000 meal donations. 250 employees from across office and site locations volunteered more than 1000 man-hours, to support the local communities in tackling hunger and malnutrition.

Speaking on the occasion, Rohit Bahety, Country President, Sodexo India said, “There is absolutely no doubt that food forms the basis of our daily existence and contributes substantially to the prosperity and wellbeing of the local communities. Since healthy and nutritious food is our business at Sodexo, we believe in making everyday happy and meaningful for the under privileged by ensuring food adequacy. The initiative is aligned to our CR roadmap, where one of the commitments is to work towards a sustainable hunger-free world. With Servathon, we encourage our employees to donate their time, effort and resources towards eliminating hunger and malnutrition in the community where we thrive; and it gives me a great sense of fulfillment to see the enthusiasm with which our employees have been engaging, year after year.”


"Sodexo is commemorating 25 years of its journey in India and, this huge outreach of 20,000 meals to the remotest corners of our country, is indeed humbling. We are happy to share that our efforts touched the lives of the most needy in our communities, including senior citizens, orphanages, shelters for sex workers, victims of domestic violence and people with disabilities. This important milestone could be achieved only through the sheer determination, dedication and cooperation of our employees who volunteered for the event”, remarked Ashwin Bhosale, Director- HSE & CR, Sodexo India.

Coinciding with the event, Sodexo announced its Volunteering Leave Policy that encourages employees to avail one day of paid leave when participating in the Company organized volunteering activities under the Stop Hunger and Servathon programs, or other volunteering activities related to tackling malnutrition or hunger. Through this policy, the company instills the values of Team Spirit, Service Spirit, and the Spirit of Progress in its employees, thereby inspiring them to serve the community that sustains them.

Also Read more about another Stop Hunger event in Dhenkanal District of Odisha in 2018, where Sodexo India and WFP united to promote food hygiene and quality nutrition among nearby schools.

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