Servathon, which is the annual employee volunteering and community engagement program of the company concluded after a two-month-long period of engaging our clients, employees as volunteers, the senior leaders and the community members. The activity which kicked off in April this year coinciding with the visit of our Group Chairwoman, Sophie Bellon and Group Chief Impact Officer, Anna Notarianni saw its grand culmination with 75 pitstops. It ran between May-June 2023 offering cooked meals, donations of dry ration kits and other daily essentials benefitting women, senior citizens, underprivileged children and PWDs. 500+ Sodexo employees contributed their time and efforts during this community service program. In a symbolic launch event, for the multi-city Servathon roadshow, dry ration kits were donated by Sophie, to 200 students of Rishi Valmiki Eco School, supporting the education of underprivileged students.
According to a recent national survey, 7.5% of children in India suffer from acute malnutrition. Further, 23% of women and 20% of men are also considered undernourished. While talking about tackling this issue, Sambit Sahu, Managing Director, Sodexo India remarked, “Since providing healthy and nutritious food is our forte at Sodexo, we endeavour to create a sustainable and hunger-free world through our community engagement program, Servathon, every year. We encourage our employees to volunteer their time towards Servathon and I am really touched by the dedication and commitment displayed by our employees consistently. In our own small way, we are together fulfilling our purpose to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all.”
“Aligning with our Better Tomorrow 2025 plan, we are committed to eliminating hunger and malnutrition. The 60,000+ cooked meals and 10 tonnes of dry ration provided through Servathon are a step in the direction of offering nutrition and access to healthy food to the community that is deprived of the necessity – good wholesome meals. It has been our effort to imbibe the culture of community service in our employees and we urge them to utilise their CR leave for this purpose every year,” said Ashwin Bhosale, Director HSE & CSR, Sodexo India.
Servathon is Sodexo’s largest global Stop Hunger Foundation event. This event has reached out to more than 100 million beneficiaries to date, worldwide.
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