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Hoop house provides students with important experiential learning opportunities and benefits to the community

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 3, 2017 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, is donating $15,000 to the Student Farm at Purdue University to build a hoop house, a type of greenhouse that will enable students to grow produce throughout the year. The produce will then be used at the school cafeteria and sold to local businesses. READ

Kick-off event celebrates newly expanded programing and includes service activity benefiting the Manna Food Center in Montgomery County Maryland.

 

GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 17, 2017. Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, hosted executives, members and graduates of Leadership Montgomery for a reception and service event today benefiting Manna Food Center’s Smart Sacks program. Held at Sodexo’s corporate headquarters for North America in Gaithersburg, Md., the event highlighted expanded programming offered by Leadership Montgomery following its expansion last month to include the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Montgomery County. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin and Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz were also in attendance to support the service activity, which benefits students at Washington Grove Elementary School. READ

Sodexo proudly served breakfast and lunch and provided employment resources to 2,000 veterans

 

GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 16, 2017 –Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, partnered with Arizona StandDown on February 9 and 10, to provide 4,000 meals and employment services to more than 2,000 veterans attending the annual outreach event at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Over 40 volunteers representing five Sodexo segments including government services, healthcare, schools, universities, and corporate services, hosted breakfast and lunch for the veterans and provided an employment resources table to help the veterans find job opportunities.   READ

12-year-old Ian McKenna helps feed the hungry

 

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 24, 2017. Employees of Sodexo, world leader of Quality of Life services, at the University of Texas, along with interns from Urban Roots support local youth efforts to organize and prepare a Hunger Outreach Dinner, providing hot meals to members of the Austin community. Ian McKenna of The Giving Garden organized and hosted his first Katie’s Krops dinner on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at El Buen Samaritano Mission. READ

Real-world case studies help students connect STEM coursework to environmental and sustainability career pathways

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 04, 2017. With the support of Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, teachers nationwide now have a new resource specifically designed to help students explore applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in real-world food waste and environmental sustainability challenges. Teachers are invited to use a new Spark 101 STEM Skills Video to engage students in an example of authentic problem-solving based on actual challenges faced by employers. In Sodexo’s Spark 101 challenge, students are asked to apply their environmental science and analytical skills to help Sodexo’s client reduce food waste typically sent to the landfill.

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Since 2006 employees of Sodexo have supported the Stop Hunger Backpack Food Program, helping to deliver more than 10 million meals to students in need

GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 22, 2016. Employees of Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, understand that for some children the holidays don’t always mean bounty and joy. At times it means facing hunger. For more than 10 years these employees have dedicated support to locally run meal programs in alignment with the mission of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. During the 2016/2017 school year, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation is funding 73 backpack food programs across the United States, providing 2.3 million meals to help bridge the hunger gap during holidays and school breaks. READ