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.
Partnering with an organization like The Campus Kitchens Project is an easy choice for Sodexo because of the quality and commitment of the organization and its cause; in fact we were a founding funder of the organization more than 10 years ago. It has grown into a solid and professional organization that helps us live our mission and engage our people. We are privileged to be honored at their recent summit with the inaugural Vision Award, as well as to celebrate with our team at Northwestern University on all they have accomplished in 10 years. I look forward to another ten years with The Campus Kitchens Project as we continue to expand into other communities to fight hunger across the country.
In addition to our Campus Kitchens partnership to fight hunger, we’re also very excited to work with the Food Recovery Network. This nonprofit collects surplus food on over 70 college campuses. With support from the Sodexo Foundation, the Food Recovery Network has donated nearly 283,000 pounds of food and has more than tripled its on-campus chapters to 70 over the past year. Sodexo has recently approved them to collect surplus food at any Sodexo cafeteria in the U.S. We are excited to be part of the growth of this new organization and look forward to being a part of its next chapter just like we have been with The Campus Kitchens Project.
It’s a source of pride for both Sodexo and Sodexo Foundation to be involved with these stellar organizations in such a meaningful way. You can learn more about how Sodexo fights hunger at www.SodexoFoundation.org. We would welcome the opportunity to hear how others are helping to fight hunger in their communities!