Local Partners

We support a variety of charities across the UK and Ireland that help to tackle hunger and malnutrition, either through directly feeding vulnerable people or by delivering education or skills training that equip individuals to improve their overall wellbeing and eating habits. Below is a selection of some of the great charities that we support and a link to the Stop Hunger's map of our donations!

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FareShare - The food re-distribution charity that saves good food destined for waste and re-directs it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. Our on-going support of FareShare has been key to their sustainable growth, 2018 marked 10 years of partnership between Sodexo and Fareshare and in this time we have given over £1m to them. This year, our support allowed FareShare to distribute surplus food equating to over 800,000 meals to their charity partners and community groups who help those in need

FareShare charity partners and community groups include:

  • children’s breakfast clubs
  • after-school clubs
  • homeless hostels
  • projects for ex-service personnel
  • older people’s lunch clubs

Sodexo employees spent over 1000 hours volunteering with FareShare, helping to sort 34.2 tonnes of food equating to 81,668 meals in FY18!

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Trussell Trust - Is a network of more than 400 foodbanks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK, where 13 million people live below the poverty line.

Our donation of £100,000, helped to expand the Trussell Trust Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in coventry. The RDC can now accept large quantities of food and distribute it to another 17 foodbanks in the area. The 17 foodbanks use the food for their three- day emeregency food packages and recipients are offered additional services such as money management and healthy eating classes. Through our support of Trussell Trust we are helping to ensure struggling families in the Coventry area get the support they need.

 

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Coram - The UK's oldest children's charity that aims to give children the best possible chance to live a fulfilling life.

We have supported Coram since 2013 and have donated just under £150,000 to the Coram Life Education (CLE) and Family Assembly programme in the North West, with a focus on Salford and Manchester. CLE is a fun and interactive service delivered specifically in mobile classrooms offering an inspiring setting for children to learn about how to make healthy choices. We have now supported just under 200,000 children since our partnership with Coram.

 

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Magic Breakfast - Is a charity that aims to tackle hunger and malnutrition of disadvantaged school children providing breakfast as a fuel for learning

Our recent donation of just under £10,000 provided breakfast for 250 children in Northwest England for a year.

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Focus Ireland - Is a homeless charity that works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes.

Our donation of €22,500 over the last four years has gone towards the Focus Ireland coffee shop, which is the first port of call for those at risk of homelessness. Our recent grant enabled over 4000 customers to be catered for at the coffee shop.

 

Have a look at our Stop Hunger map which highlights the great charities we have supported over the past 8 years!

Have you read our new FY18 Stop Hunger report? If not click here and see how we have made an impact with our charity partners!

 

 

 

 

International Partners

Stop Hunger and the World Food Programme Join Forces to Develop Innovative and Sustainable Hunger Solutions

Stop Hunger, an endowment fund created by Sodexo to fight against hunger and malnutrition around the world, and the World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger, have signed a three-year partnership agreement to work together toward a world with zero hunger. Although 805 million people suffer from hunger today, making it the world’s number one health issue, it is a problem that can be solved.

 

Through this partnership, Stop Hunger will help WFP strengthen its School Meals Program, which feeds 20 million schoolchildren in more than 60 countries around the globe—often in the hardest-to-reach areas with high rates of chronic malnutrition. Specifically, the partnership will focus on creating a sustainable link between local agricultural production and free school meals, helping ensure that the food children receive is healthy, diversified and from local sources as often as possible. Sodexo will leverage its skills-based sponsorship program through which employees can share their expertise to help make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children by supporting local economies.

 

Stop Hunger will also enable WFP to strengthen its emergency operations by reinforcing its food voucher operations. Food vouchers are key to WFP emergency relief and reconstruction operations because they allow vulnerable people affected by disasters to make their own food choices while supporting the local economy. During natural or food emergencies, Sodexo, through Stop Hunger, and its stakeholders will also support WFP by providing storage spaces, transportation and other resources, when possible.

 

The partnership’s costs will be covered by Stop Hunger, enabling the World Food Programme to benefit from the transfer of skills at zero cost. In addition, Stop Hunger is committed to multiplying the impact of the partnership by organizing fundraising campaigns for WFP’s school meals programs and emergency operations throughout Sodexo’s entire ecosystem: employees, clients, consumers, suppliers and shareholders.

 

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