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Sodexho Campus Services Participates in Servathon S.T.O.P. Hunger Campaign

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Various events throughout this week are on tap for Sodexho Campus Services as they join a nationwide servathon campaign to S.T.O.P. Hunger: Making a Difference. All money collected throughout the week at these events will benefit the Trinity Community Center here in Plattsburgh. The following are events scheduled for this week.

Monday, April 12: "Have a Heart" sales - Sodexho employees will be taking $1 donations and participants will be able to sign their name to a heart-shaped donation card.

Tuesday, April 13: Food drive - Sodexho employees, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item that will go to the Interfaith Food Shelf in Plattsburgh.

Wednesday, April 14: Serving up lasagna - Sodexho employees will be serving a lasagna dinner at the Trinity Community Meal Center starting at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 15: Raffle Ticket Sale - Sodexho employees will hold a raffle for a whole host of prizes including gift certificates to area stores and restaurants, Plattsburgh State apparel, Coca Cola products, pizzas and much more. Tickets are $1 each or three for $2. The drawing will be held on Monday, April 19.

Friday, April 16: Buy a "Jean Day" - Throughout the week, Sodexho employees can buy a special shirt for a $20 donation to benefit the Trinity Community Center. Those with the shirt will be able to wear jeans on Friday.
Sodexho is also encouraging offices and departments across the Plattsburgh State campus to get involved in the S.T.O.P. Hunger campaign. The office on campus that donates the most food and money during the week will receive a free lunch for up to 15 people.

For more information, contact Sodexho Campus Services at 518-564-3085.

The Sodexho Foundation was founded in 1999. The Mission of the Foundation is to be "a driving and creative force that contributes to a hunger-free nation." The Foundation supports innovative programs that fight hunger in the United States, with a particular focus on helping children and their families through initiatives such as:
* Job training to help break the cycle of poverty.
* Encouraging and supporting Sodexho employees' spirit of service in support of hunger-related initiatives in their local communities.
* Children's food, nutrition and mentoring programs.

Last year, Sodexho Campus Services at Plattsburgh State collected more than $1,200 for the Trinity Community Center. Nationally, more than 25,000 employees of the 900 Sodexho accounts located in 49 states plus the District of Columbia joined forces to donate 60 tons of food and served 25,000 meals to benefit men, women and children at risk of hunger. Shandra Jenkins, community relations manager at Sodexho national headquarters, said that this year's servathon is the largest corporate community program for Sodexho.

"We encourage all of our employees around the country to get involved with any facet of fighting hunger," said Jenkins. "There are 35 million Americans currently at risk for hunger, and 13 million of those are children. This is why we are so committed against fighting hunger."


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