In 1996, the Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act was passed to protect organizations from liability when they give good faith donations of food for charitable causes. For most
people, this might not seem like a milestone event, but for Steve Brady it was all the motivation needed to put his plan into action. (more…)
The holiday season can be a great time to reflect upon the many blessings for which we are thankful: nutritious food, the gift of friends and family and good health. But it can be a difficult time for those in need, especially for the 48 million people dealing with hunger. Using food responsibly and donating excess food can help make the holiday season more plentiful and hunger-free for all.
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”
One in five children is at risk of hunger in the United States—that’s 16 million children going to bed and waking up without regular access to food. Children concerned about where to find their next meal are not capable of focusing or performing well in school. While the numbers are staggering, the real issue is the impact food insecurity has on our nation’s youth. Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s development. Not having enough of the right kinds of food can have serious implications for a child’s physical and mental health, academic achievement and future economic prosperity.
Sodexo Foundation and Share Our Strength have been uniting their efforts in the fight against childhood hunger in America since 2003. Sodexo is proud to be one of the first companies to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry (NKH) campaign. The Foundation’s support for the No Kid Hungry campaign right from the beginning helped Share Our Strength develop the powerful youth engagement strategy that they now are implementing throughout the nation, and it is encouraging to see the impact we have had working together, implementing solutions that break down barriers to ensure kids get the healthy food they need.
The summer is moving along and we’re even more committed to our Feeding The Movement Campaign. We’re not just donating our money or volunteering our time, we’re working to motivate others. We want our efforts to be exponential, to build momentum. That’s what Feeding The Movement is all about. And it’s where you come in.
Sodexo was honored to receive the inaugural “Vision Award” from The Campus Kitchens Project at the annual Food Waste and Hunger Summit on April 7. If you’re not familiar with this nonprofit organization, they’re really a leader engaging youth across the country to fight hunger in their communities. Their mission is to share high school and college on-campus kitchen space, recover surplus food from cafeterias and engage student volunteers to prepare and deliver meals to millions in need.