This summer, , a food services and facilities management company, worked with Move For Hunger to provide students at Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, Washington, and Chapman University, located in Orange, California, with the opportunity to give back to their community.
Both universities hosted “Campus Move-Outs”, which encouraged students who live on campus to donate their leftover nonperishable food items during their move-out day. Move For Hunger provided the food collection bags for the students to utilize, and Sodexo hosted the event.
“Our students and our community want to give back - sometimes they just need the bag to put it in and the person to pick it up! That’s where Move For Hunger and Sodexo comes in, along with our campus partners,” said Pat Clelland, Resident District Manager at Gonzaga University.
In total, more than 1,350lbs of donations were collected; Chapman University collected 1,050lbs and Gonzaga University collected 300lbs! The donations collected at Chapman University was delivered to their campus pantry & the Community Action Partnership Orange County Food Bank. The donations collected from Gonzaga University was collected by the campus "Campus Kitchen" program. This provides more 1,125 meals to college students in need! Thanks to Beltmann Relocation Group, an agent with North American Van Lines, for transporting the donations!
Sodexo has been a huge supporter of Move For Hunger for the past couple of years, especially through their Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. Just this past January, Sodexo, Move For Hunger, and Armstrong Relocation worked together to donate 3,500lbs of food to the Kentucky tornado victims. Through food drives and grants, Sodexo has helped provide more than nearly 400,000 meals to those in need across America.
We’re unbelievably thankful for Sodexo’s hard work, considering about 34% of college students experience food insecurity. If you’re interested in making an impact, you can host a food drive with Move For Hunger, or become a monthly donor!