Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilized to fight hunger; 815,000 meals donated to those in need

Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilized to fight hunger; 815,000 meals donated to those in need  Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 company's annual Servathon in April and May. All together 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.  "The real power of Servathon is the Sodexo people. By coming together in local actions this operation has  a real impact  on the people  most in need,"  said  Clodine Pincemin, President of Stop Hunger. "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  organization 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.   For   more   information   visit:  www.stop-hunger.org.  Since it was founded, Sodexo has pursued 2 missions: to improve the Quality of Life of  our  employees, clients  and  consumers;  and to  contribute  to  the  development of the  towns and  regions where we  operate. Sodexo  is a  global  actor, anchored  in  the local  communities  where  it operates:  95%  of  our  employees work locally on 33,000  sites around the world  and the Group has  a  strong preference to source products locally.  Sodexo is regularly recognized for its leadership in corporate responsibility: Sodexo has topped its  sector on the Dow  Jones Sustainability Index for  nine  consecutive       years.        For       more        information        visit  http://www.sodexo.com/en/corporate-responsibility/corporate-responsibility-home.aspx.   About Sodexo  Founded in 1966 in Marseille by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader  in  services that improve Quality of Life,  an essential factor in individual  and  organizational  performance.  Operating   in  80   countries,  Sodexo   serves  75million consumers  each  day  through its  unique  combination  of  On-site  Services, Benefits  and  Rewards  Services and  Personal  and  Home  Services.  Through its  more than  100 services,  Sodexo provides  clients an  integrated  offering developed  over more  than 45  years of  experience: from  reception,  maintenance  and  cleaning,  to  foodservices  and  facilities  and  equipment  management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on  its independence,  its business  and financial  model and  its  ability to continuously  develop and engage  its 428,000employees  throughout  the world.  Key figures (as of August 31, 2013) 18.4 billion euro in consolidated revenues 428,000 employees 18th largest employer worldwide 80 countries 33,300 sites 75 million consumers served daily 12.4billion euro in market capitalization (as of July 8, 2014)  Contact  Press                           Laura SCHALK Tel. & Fax: +33 1 57 75 85 69  laura.schalk@sodexo.com                                 Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilized to fight hunger http://hugin.info/157633/R/1833310/636542.pdf  HUG#1833310  
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