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Students Leading Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Solutions Can Apply for $10,000 from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Applications for the 2019 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for the 2019 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2018. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Visit https://aim.applyISTS.net/StopHungerScholars to apply.


According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 41 million people living in the United States, including 13 million children, lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year. Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has a 12-year legacy of investing in young leaders and their innovative ideas because we believe they are the generation to end childhood hunger.

"Recognizing that youth-led initiatives provide innovative solutions, we strive to encourage and empower students to help fight childhood hunger because this is an issue no one person, team, or organization can solve alone," explained Gerri Mason Hall, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Chair and Chief Human Resources Officer, Sodexo North America. "Scalable, replicable, and resourceful ideas like those from the Stop Hunger Scholars help the Foundation gain momentum and excitement as we continue to work toward zero hunger in the U.S."

Up to five national scholarship recipients will be selected based on their ongoing work to end hunger. The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will also recognize up to 20 Stop Hunger regional honorees with a $1,000 donation for their preferred hunger-relief charity.

To date, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has recognized 208 regional honorees and 61 national scholarship recipients with grants totaling $488,000 for their hunger-relief charities and $280,000 in scholarships. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an accredited education institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the United States and be able to demonstrate an enduring commitment to end hunger in their community.

The deadline for 2019 applications is December 5, 2018. The 2019 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship recipients will be announced on June 17, 2019 at the 20th Annual Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Dinner. For complete details and to apply, please visit HelpStopHunger.org.

Watch this video to hear stories from the 2018 Stop Hunger Scholars and how they plan to work toward zero hunger in the U.S.

Apply by visiting https://aim.applyISTS.net/StopHungerScholars by December 5.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation works to ensure that every child in the United States, especially those most at risk, grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life. Visit Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @StopHungerUSA.

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Sodexo Names Showcase Senior Living Communities, Invests in Projects to Benefit Residents

Sodexo helps seniors live their best lives today and every day.

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Originally Published by Sodexo.

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to quality of life, named 11 senior living communities as Showcase Communities for this year. The designation represents the best partnerships based on shared values and commitment to enhance the daily lives of residents.

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Fleet of Delivery Robots on a University Campus Launched by Sodexo and Starship Technologies

First robot delivery service integrated with student meal plans debuts at George Mason University.

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Sodexo, Inc. and Starship Technologies announced the launch of robot food delivery services at George Mason University's Fairfax, VA campus. Mason's 40,000 students, faculty and staff can access the Starship Deliveries app (iOS and Android) to order food and drinks to be delivered anywhere on campus, within minutes. Blaze Pizza, Starbucks, Dunkin' and 2nd Stop, a Sodexo-branded campus grocery store, are the first retailers to participate, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Each on-demand delivery costs just $1.99.

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Sodexo: Face Your Fears to Find New Opportunities, Passion in Your Career

Breaking down cooking to step-by-step instructions can empower individuals to prepare meals using fresh, whole ingredients.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

My name is Ki Keys, and I am a NYC Sodexo Dietetic Intern. I am based at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Hospital (HMMS), located in Montclair, NJ and have the best commute among my DI cohort. It's less than 10 minutes door-to-door!

As a longtime resident of Montclair, it's rewarding to be helping my neighbors as they face various health conditions.

To date, I have encountered patients with cardiovascular, renal, diabetic, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, bariatric, and pancreatic disorders. I have also worked with those who have more severe complications requiring tube feeding, parenteral nutrition, and mechanical ventilation. It's remarkable how far I have come in three short months.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I entered the clinical rotations with great trepidation, but I learned that I really enjoy meeting new patients, learning about their challenges, and providing information about how nutrition impacts their conditions. Needless to say, I am thoroughly enjoying my rotations, especially the advanced one. Diseases requiring inventive solutions that demand complex feeding calculations and beckon me to crank away at the calculator are very exciting!

Do you know what's even more exciting? Transforming food ingredients into a delicious and nutritious dish. As a part of my hospital's monthly community nutrition event "Harvesting Fall Flavors," I had an opportunity to create turkey spring rolls using leftover turkey, complete with a cranberry dipping sauce, repurposed leftover condiment spiced with hot chili oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar. An appetizer made of roasted sweet potato disks topped with ricotta cheese, roasted pecans and fall spices was also served, and dark chocolate bites rounded out the menu for dessert.

I believe live demonstrations are a great way to foster healthy cooking and eating. Breaking down cooking to step-by-step instructions can empower individuals to prepare meals using fresh, whole ingredients. I've encountered countless patients who fear cooking because they see it as daunting and unconquerable. I look forward to continuing to share my love of food and cooking with as many patients who are willing to listen.

EPA Recognizes Sodexo for Food Recovery Achievements

Sodexo was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its food recovery achievements during the 2017 EPA Food Recovery Challenge.

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Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its food recovery achievements during the 2017 EPA Food Recovery Challenge. In honor of the company's ongoing commitment toward food waste prevention, Sodexo was named as the EPA's national Endorser of the Year.

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Peta2 Recognizes Sodexo at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for Vegan Cuisine

Sodexo at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa receives an A+ on Peta2's 2018 Vegan Report Card.

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Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, was recognized by Peta2, the largest youth animal rights group in the world, with an A+ on Peta2's 2018 Vegan Report Card. Sodexo at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was also listed on Peta2's "Dean's List," an elite group of institutions that have accrued enough Vegan Report Card points to rank among the highest tier of A-rated schools.

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