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Sodexo-Managed Mess Hall Earns Top Prize in Annual W.P.T. Hill Memorial Awards for Foodservice Excellence

Sodexo’s operations at Mess Hall 227 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune recognized for Best Full Food Service Mess Hall

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26, 2017. Sodexo, world leader in providing Quality of Life services, has been recognized for its work serving the United States Marine Corps through the annual W.P.T. Hill Memorial Awards for Foodservice Excellence.  Mess Hall 227 at Marine Corps Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was selected as the winner of the Best Full Food Service Mess Hall category in the 2017 awards.

The W.P.T. Hill Memorial Award, established in 1971, is an annual Marine Corps-wide competition with trophies and certificates of achievement awarded to USMC installations around the globe exhibiting foodservice excellence. Competitors are judged on areas such as operations, sanitation, taste and quality of food.

“Sodexo serves healthy, nutritious meals to members of the United States Marine Corps daily at 49 mess halls across the United States and considers the health and wellbeing of our servicemen and women a matter of military readiness,” said Deborah Roberts, CEO government, Sodexo North America. “The fact that a Sodexo-operated USMC mess hall was recognized in the 2017 W.P.T. Hill Memorial Awards for its outstanding service tells us that our focus on military Quality of Life is on point and that our efforts are helping Marines to be prepared to protect our country. For those reasons, we take great pride in accepting this award.”

The award will be formally bestowed upon Sodexo at the Military Foodservice Awards Dinner on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Chicago, Ill., an event sponsored and organized by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

With more than 40 years of experience working municipal, state, federal and military clients, Sodexo’s government segment and its nearly 3,000 employees improve the Quality of Life for the people it serves at 150 military and U.S. federal government locations in 26 states. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Sodexo provides a variety of integrated food and facilities management solutions and is the nation’s largest federal foodservice contractor – serving 45.6 million meals annually with a focus on wellness and nutrition.

Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The Fortune Global 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations.

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