We will fight hunger and malnutrition worldwide through a dedicated Stop Hunger organization.
Why Does Sodexo Engage?
We have the ability and reach to help Stop Hunger to be a leading force to help the 795 million people worldwide who suffer from hunger.
How Does Sodexo Engage?
Sodexo’s commitment to fight hunger and malnutrition goes back to 1996. To expand our efforts and effectiveness, Sodexo created an independent non-profit organization (named Stop Hunger) in 2014 through which it will channel the hunger fighting activities of Sodexo, our employees and other stakeholders.
Sodexo continues to engage employees, suppliers, clients and consumers in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, including:
Servathon, Sodexo’s global annual employee volunteer food collection and serving event
The sale of cause-related products
Donations of surplus food to food banks
Community gardens used to train skills and provide food
Feeding Our Future®
Across Canada, 85% of children who depend on food programs for free and reduced-price lunches during the school year go without nutritious lunches during the summer – that’s more than 1 million children. In Canada, more than 38% of all food bank recipients are children. To help alleviate this problem, Sodexo established the Feeding Our Future® program. Funded by the Sodexo Foundation, Feeding Our Future® donates the food and labour necessary to provide summer lunches to children who would otherwise go hungry.
Every year, nine sites across Canada will produce over 135,000 free meals for at risk children and youth. These cities include Vancouver (Boys’ and Girls’ Club Greater Vancouver), Calgary (Community Kitchens of Calgary), Oakville (Mission Services), Toronto (Second Harvest), Ottawa (Ottawa Food Bank), Montreal (Moisson Montreal), Halifax (Feed Nova Scotia), Regina (Regina Food Bank) and Winnipeg (Winnipeg Harvest).
Sodexo sets aside each April for employees across Canada to join forces to fight hunger in their local communities. Projects vary from city to city, including canned food drives and donations of excess food, cleaning food banks, fundraisers and free seminars on food safety for food banks and homeless shelters.