Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilized to fight hunger; 815,000 meals donated to those in need

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 33,000 Sodexo employees in 36 countries donated and collected enough food for 815,000 meals and raised funds to fight hunger and malnutrition during the company's annual Servathon in April and May. All together Sodexo employees volunteered more than 82,100 hours to help their local community members have enough food to eat.

Every year for the past 10 years, Stop Hunger's Servathon has provided an opportunity for employees to join together, often hand-in-hand with Sodexo's clients, to fight against hunger and malnutrition. Over a two-month period, Servathon teams throughout the world work to serve people in need by providing thousands of meals, holding food drives, and raising money to support local stop hunger efforts.

"The real power of Servathon is the Sodexo people. By coming together in local actions this operation has a real impact on the people most in need," said Clodine Pincemin, President of Stop Hunger. "What happens in all of the local communities radically changes the lives of people, and Sodexo volunteers often report that they are transformed by their participation as well. I am very grateful to Sodexo for helping us in our mission to fight hunger and malnutrition around the world."

Created in 1996 by Sodexo, Stop Hunger is now a dedicated non-profit organization to fight hunger and malnutrition around the world through local and international partners having the same mission. Stop Hunger conducts innovative actions in 40 countries. For more information visit:

Since it was founded, Sodexo has pursued 2 missions: to improve the Quality of Life of our employees, clients and consumers; and to contribute to the development of the towns and regions where we operate. Sodexo is a global actor, anchored in the local communities where it operates: 95% of our employees work locally on 33,000 sites around the world and the Group has a strong preference to source products locally.

Sodexo is regularly recognized for its leadership in corporate responsibility: Sodexo has topped its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years. For more information visit

About Sodexo

Founded in 1966 in Marseille by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from reception, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its business and financial model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 428,000 employees throughout the world.

Key figures (as of August 31, 2013) 18.4 billion euro in consolidated revenues 428,000 employees 18th largest employer worldwide 80 countries 33,300 sites 75 million consumers served daily 12.4 billion euro in market capitalization (as of July 8, 2014)


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Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilized to fight hunger