WASHINGTON — Sodexo employees across the globe are invited to join forces this month for the annual STOP Hunger "Servathon 2012," according to a press release.
Held each April since 1997, when it began in the U.S., the Servathon is now a global program that works to engage employees in all 80 of Sodexo''s host countries in hunger relief efforts such as donating food, serving meals and fundraising, the release stated.
According to the release, last year, teams in 30 Sodexo host countries across six continents took part in hunger relief activities during the Servathon.
The "Servathon," a leading force of Sodexo''s "STOP Hunger" initiative, works to fight hunger and malnutrition in the countries where the group operates, thanks to four areas of action: Volunteering, sharing Sodexo knowledge and providing food donations and financial donations, the release noted.
"While we are going through difficult economic times, local populations of some countries where Sodexo operates are suffering in precarious circumstances, and the necessity of setting up a hunger relief program is of greater importance than ever. We are proud of the commitment of our employees who touch the daily lives of over 50 million people worldwide. They give life to the spirit of service to improve the quality of daily life for the people we serve in the communities where we live and work," said Michel Landel, Sodexo chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Sodexo STOP Hunger Association.
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