The Heroes of Everyday Life Award recognizes Sodexo employees who are helping to reduce hunger in their communities. Since 2018, the Stop Hunger Foundation team has been proud to enable the recipients of this award to continue making a difference in their communities.
In addition to being recognized by their peers, those who have been more involved will receive a gift to be donated to the food security charity of their choice. This year, two winners will receive $500, and the most involved person will receive a $1000 donation.
CNRL Horizon Team
Energy and Resources, Alberta
Every day, Sodexo's Energy and Resources team nourishes thousands of mining workers across Canada. But their commitment to fighting hunger goes far beyond great food. They combine their global expertise with local community support to bring the best of both. As part of the Servathon - All Year Round, the CNRL Horizon team mobilized to help those in the Fort McMurray community who needed it most. They held a fundraiser for the Fort McMurray Food Bank and raised $1,700 against their goal of $1,000. The team also redistributed almost 40 kg of food to the organization through the same fundraiser. This initiative was a great source of pride for them and made them want to do more. For the Stop Hunger Foundation, the leadership of the site General Manager Bobbie-Jo Butters as well as the great mobilization of her employees and collaborators are great examples to follow and that is why we are proud to give a donation of $500 to this great team. CNRL Horizon has decided to offer their gift to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, an organization in their community that is also close to their hearts, particularly because of the work they do to support indigenous communities.
District Manager, Healthcare
In the past year, Christiane Azzi, who is also a professional nutritionist, offered more than 150 hours of her time to support a McGill University nutrition student in her internship project, which was the creation of training modules in nutritional surveillance for children aged 0-5 years. These training modules were created for the benefit of the organization Care Haiti as well as for 24 health workers in the Grand'Anse region. The 24 health workers also attended a training session given by Christiane and the student and will be able to share their new knowledge with 500 additional health workers in the region.
The entire Stop Hunger team was amazed by Christiane's generosity and dedication to this project that will have a lasting impact and that is why we are proud to present her with to present her with a $500 gift. Children's health is an important cause for Christiane and it is for this reason that she chose to make her donation to Breakfast Club of Canada.
General Manager, Education
Tim is an excellent Servathon – All Year-Round ambassador, a program he initiated. His efforts and leadership have motivated his team members to volunteer and give generously to the local food bank and Greener village.
For the past three summers, Tim has also managed the Feeding our Future program, helping to prepare meals and personally delivering them to our partners.
In 2021, for the Stop Hunger Challenge, Tim and his team finished in 6th place overall with 29,362 points and raised $1,720 for Breakfast Club of Canada. Not only was the amount of money Tim and his team raised throughout the challenge impressive, but Tim cycled over 100 miles to demonstrate his commitment and motivation for the foundation.
In addition to all of the above, in March 2020, when COVID hit, Tim facilitated the donation of over $35,000 in perishable food items to his local food bank - he personally packed, loaded and delivered these items.
Upon seeing this incredible involvement, our team didn't hesitate for a second: we consider Tim Thornton to be a true Hero of Everyday Life and we are proud to offert a gift to donate of $1,000 to him. The work done by the Fredericton Community Kitchen is very important to Tim and he couldn't think of a more deserving organization to receive this donation.