Gina Gentleman Stop Hunger Scholarships

This program recognizes Sodexo Canada employees or immediate family members who have demonstrated a commitment to fighting hunger through their volunteer work. Recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship to go toward tuition and related expenses at an accredited post-secondary institution. In addition, the Stop Hunger Foundation will donate $2,500 to a local charity of the recipient’s choice. 

The scholarships honour the memory of Gina Gentleman, a 41-year Sodexo employee who volunteered and inspired others to feed children in need.

About Gina Gentleman

Gina portrait.pngGina Gentleman was a longtime Sodexo employee and a tireless volunteer. The thought of a child going hungry was unthinkable to her. 

Every summer, she donated her time and energy to make sandwiches for children in need through Stop Hunger’s Feeding our Future program.

Even on her vacation, she volunteered along with her husband, fellow Sodexo employee Jean-Claude Dulude. When the local food bank needed helpers during the holiday season, Gina rallied her colleagues for participation and donations.  

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During the holiday food drive in 2015, extreme fatigue from chemotherapy could not keep Gina from filling food baskets. She knew that her efforts meant that fewer children would go hungry.  

Gina gave 41 years of service to Sodexo working in our Finance department. Among her proudest accomplishments was being able to feed the children in her community.