From May 10 to June 10, 2021, Stop Hunger invites all Sodexo employees to participate in the Stop Hunger Challenge, a competition that will allow you to do physical activities, showcase your general knowledge and have fun while helping people in your community who are in need. The winning team will have the opportunity to significantly increase their contribution, as Stop Hunger will match the amount they raise up to $5,000 to the cause of the members choice.
How does it work?
The challenge will take place on two levels. Firstly, using the Squadeasy application, each team will have to take on sports and general knowledge challenges to collect a maximum of points. Secondly, using the online fundraising platform of Breakfast Club of Canada, each team will also have to solicit their network in order to raise money.
As teams raise money, they will have the opportunity to increase their points earned with Squadeasy. Here are the increments for increasing points based on the amount of money raised :
$250-$499: 1.5 X the number of points
$500-$999: 2 X the number of points
$1,000-$1,999: 3 X the number of points
$2,000 - $4,999: 4 X the number of points
$5,000 and over: 5 X the number of points
The team registration campaign ends on May 5th, 2021
A webinar will be held on May 7th at 12:00 pm (EDT) / 9:00 am (PDT) to ensure that all participants have access to the Squadeasy application as well as their fundraising page on the Breakfast Club of Canada online fundraising platform . Participants will also be provided with tools during this webinar to help them with their fundraising. Participants and all Sodexo employees will be kept informed of team results throughout the competition.
Final results will be announced on June 11, 2021 and the winning team will have the opportunity to significantly increase their contribution, as Stop Hunger will match the amount they raise up to $5,000 to the cause of the members choice.
First, if you are interested in the competition, form a team of 6 people with your colleagues and register your team via the button below.
Team members can be from different provinces, regions, units and divisions.
Once registered, Stop Hunger will follow up with all teams to provide them with the right tools to start the competition.
In 2021, we have decided to celebrate the Servathon throughout the year in order to give back as much as possible to communities in need. You will find below some details on the upcoming activities you can organize with your teams.
Servathon Fundraising - How does it work?
One of the great advantages of contributing to the Stop Hunger Foundation is that you are assured that 100% of the donations go to the fight against hunger, since Sodexo covers all of the Foundation's management costs. In addition, as a Sodexo employee, for every contribution you make, a corresponding amount will be donated by the company. As a result, all sites that will be conducting a fundraising activity are invited to report the amounts raised to the Foundation and to specify what portion of the amount comes from employees. Stop Hunger will then ensure that a request is made for an internal transfer of the amount and that the amount corresponding to the employees' share is matched. A check will be issued to a local NGO chosen by the site on their behalf.
Why Participate ?
According to the Breakfast Club of Canada, more than 2 million children in Canada will be food insecure as a result of COVID-19
According to Second Harvest, 1 in 7 families in Canada is currently food insecure
By participating to one of these initiatives, you will have the opportunity to donate the funds to a local NGO chosen by your site
All units that participate in one or more activities during the calendar year will be eligible to win the Stop Hunger Cup + a $ 500 grant for the charitable organization of their choice
This is a simple and easy opportunity to help those in need!
The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has launched the new online Goodness Platform, a volunteering platform that connects Sodexo employees with in-person and online opportunities to serve in their community and continue fighting hunger.
If you are a Sodexo employee interested in using the Goodness Platform visit the Stop Hunger page on SodexoNet or contact us for more details.
Ready to do more good for a hunger-free world? Stay tune for our volunteering stories comming soon!
This award recognizes outstanding Sodexo employees who help reduce hunger in their communities. Heroes of Everyday Life Awards are open to all Sodexo Canada employees including our front line. Remember that you can nominate yourself.