STOP Hunger where it starts.
The Sodexo Foundation, the charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., is committed to being a driving and creative force that contributes to a hunger-free nation. More than 49 million people in the United States are at risk of hunger, and to help them, we must fight hunger at its root causes. The Sodexo Foundation supports innovative programs to help children and families in the United States who are battling problems such as poverty, unemployment, lack of education, and food insecurity. From nutrition programs for children to job training for adults and affordable housing for families, the Foundation supports hunger-related initiatives on local, state, and national levels.
Supporting those who support others.
We are proud to create and support programs that work to break the cycle of poverty and fight other root causes of hunger in the United States, such as:
The Sodexo Foundation also provides grants to organizations that are addressing the causes of hunger through education, affordable housing, job training, and other proven programs. For example:
- Feeding America
- United Negro College Fund
- Hispanic College Fund
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
- Habitat for Humanity® International
Please note: the Sodexo Foundation does not review or consider grant applications. The Foundation Board selects all award recipients.
Working toward a better America.
At the end of every day, men, women, and children across America go to bed hungry. As a part of the world’s most prosperous country, Sodexo and the Sodexo Foundation see this as an unacceptable fact and have vowed to help make America a hunger-free nation. Through the efforts of our Heroes of Everyday Life, STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients, countless other volunteers, and programs such as Feeding Our Future®, we are making a positive impact in the fight against hunger. But as the facts show, there is much more work to be done.
- 49 million people in the United States are at risk of hunger1
- 17 million of those people are children1
- 37.2% of households comprised of single mothers and their children are food insecure
- 2.9 million seniors are food insecure
- Nearly 10% of America’s seniors live below the poverty line
- More than 14.6% of U.S. households suffer from food insecurity
Read Feeding America’s study on Hunger in America 2010.
1 Nord. M, Andres, M., and Carlson, S. “Household Food Security in the United States. 2006.” USDA Economic Research Report No. (ERR-83). 2008.