When it comes to the fight against hunger no one is excluded, many people are affected and suffer from hunger due to one's socioeconomic status and access to food. When addressing the issue of hunger in a community, some people emphasize the trouble that many children have when it comes to having access to healthier food options.
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation makes it their mission to ensure that people have access to healthy food choices, especially children. Sodexo believes that with healthier food options children will be able to live a healthier lifestyle not only physically but when it comes to learning, playing, and expressing themselves as well. They are active in recognizing the hunger that children face on a daily basis and also aid in fighting for new policies to ensure no child is left hungry.
Sodexo has given back in several ways through volunteering, donations, and partnering with other organizations.
Last month, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation gave Move For Hunger a generous grant in the amount of $50,000 to aid in providing meals and food to local food pantries. They stand with us that no child or family should have limited access to food.
This is not Sodexo’s first time giving a grant to our purpose, last year they gave a $25,000 grant donation and have doubled that amount this year.
The grants will go a long way in helping the nearly 50 million people suffering from food insecurity. The $50,000 grant will help provide over 125,000 meals. Nationally there are more than 37 million people who suffer from food insecurities and that number is expected to increase due to the pandemic.
In addition to grant donations, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has also partnered with Nelson Westerberg of Illinois to transport 160,962 pounds of donated food, which is equivalent to 134,135 meals, to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In Chicago, there are almost 530,000 individuals who have limited access to food and in Cook County alone, 72% live below poverty. With the help of Move For Hunger, Sodexo’s Foundation is able to connect with Nelson Westerberg to reach people in Illinois and other states as well.
With the help of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Move For Hunger is able to help more local food banks and pantries provide meals to communities all over the country. If you’d like to support the cause, consider making a donation. Anything helps when it comes to making a difference.