Sodexo Foundation works to ensure that every child in the United States, especially those most at-risk, grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life.
Every day, Sodexo serves hundreds of thousands of nutritious meals. Yet, according to the USDA, 49 million Americans are at risk of hunger, including 16 million children. That represents one in five children that face hunger, preventing them from reaching their full potential.
As part of Sodexo's Better Tomorrow commitments, our Stop Hunger program mobilizes entire Sodexo communities, including employees, customers, clients, suppliers, and youth to join forces to help fight hunger. Stop Hunger focuses on six key actions -- Servathon, cause-related partnerships, community gardens, food donations, payroll giving, and volunteerism.
Since 1996, Sodexo employees have been supporting our Stop Hunger program, holding fundraisers, donating their time, resources and expertise, and encouraging clients and customers to join the fight against hunger. Today, Stop Hunger is present in 36 countries on 6 continents with the goal of being in all 80 countries where Sodexo does business.
In 1999, Sodexo Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, was created with the mission to ensure that every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life. From nutrition programs to engaging youth in community service activities, the foundation supports hunger-related initiatives on local, state, and national levels. Sodexo, Inc. funds all administrative costs for Sodexo Foundation to ensure that all money raised helps those in need. Since its inception, Sodexo Foundation has granted more than $22 million to help end childhood hunger.