Throughout the year, Sodexo employees around the world join forces to alleviate hunger. The month of April is dedicated to service and volunteering. During Servathon, we serve meals, collect non-perishable food, and host hot dog days, bake sales and a variety of other activities.
On 2019 Servathon, we had more than 340 volunteer hours, that translated into 4,873 meals served and $11,374 raised.
Our Fredericton colleagues at the University of New Brunswick staged their “Stuff a Truck” event. They filled a truck with recyclable glass bottles worth $589.40 for the Stop Hunger Foundation.
Another 12-volunteering team at Marymound in Winnipeg served a full meal to 150 at-risk youth in partnership with our client IG Wealth Management. (picture)
One of our teams in Northern Manitoba at Keeyask Camp, even held a giant community barbeque for Indigenous neighbours in Fort Chipewyan where food and equipment were airlifted to reach the northern hamlet.
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.
Who's your Hero of Everyday Life?
- Nominate your 2020 Hero of Everyday Life until September 30.
2019 Heroes of Everyday Life Award
Three outstanding volunteers from Ottawa, Northern Manitoba and Sherbrooke were honoured with the Hero of Everyday Life award by Sodexo Canada's Stop Hunger Foundation. The award recognizes commitment and leadership in local actions that combat hunger. Jennifer Merrett, Taneesha Greaves and Trudy MacKenzie were each presented with awards plus a grant of $2,000 for their charity of choice.
From left to right: Eric Larocque, District Manager; Taneesha Greaves, Retail Manager; Suzanne Bergeron, President; Jennifer Merrett, Director of Food and Beverages; Normand St-Gelais, Director of Corporate Responsibility; and Trudy McKenzie Lessard, Bishop's University.
The Goodness Platorm is an online platform, launched by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, which allows all Sodexo employees to give more to their communities. This volunteering platform will connect Sodexo employees with opportunities to serve in their community and with other Sodexo employees fighting hunger.
Stay tune for our volunteering stories comming soon!