Servathon

Servathon is Sodexo’s largest global Stop Hunger event held every April. Sodexo empowers its employees around the world to join forces, engage their teams, and fight hunger in local communities.

All children deserve access to healthy food everyday so they can learn, play, and thrive.  In the U.S., Sodexo mobilizes its employees to help some of the 13 million children who are hungry now, and invests in actions that help prevent children from being hungry again tomorrow. We do this through service, skilled volunteerism, fundraising and activities that go beyond food aid.

Participating in Servathon is easy and it’s a great way to involve clients, friends, family and youth. Use the tools below to plan and execute a successful Servathon this April!  In addition, when you support & report Servathon Activities, you have six chances to win a $1,000 grant!


#1: Select an activity and have fun. 

  • Fundraise for Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. Sign up for payroll giving. $1 per paycheck makes a difference. 
    - Recruit five employees to enroll in payroll giving through the online enrollment site
    - Have a Stop Hunger Hearts Fundraiser.

  • Lend your talents and time to a local partner organization. Serve meals at a shelter; sort food or pack food at a food bank; start recovering food. Go beyond the meal: plant a community garden; teach about healthy eating or food safety; do a healthy cooking demonstration. Search for hunger-related activities at Volunteer Match. Find a food bank.
  • Engage Youth. Youth engagement is important to ending hunger in America. Reach out to a young person in your life, including your kids and their friends, grandkids, nieces and nephews, Sodexo customers in K-12 and college, or connect with a youth group, YMCA or Boys and Girls Club and get involved.

#2: Share your activity. 

  • Report your fundraising, volunteer, and service activities in our online results survey by May 18. You will be entered to randomly win one of three available grants for $1,000 to benefit the hunger charity of your choice.

    Recognize efforts. Thank volunteers by using the customizable certificate or sending a Sparx ecard (after entering someone’s name, select Service > Stop Hunger).

  • Enter the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Photo Contest! Here's how it works: 

  • April 1-May 4 Submission Phase: Submit a picture that shows your volunteer activity with a caption describing how the activity supports Stop Hunger and Servathon. Sodexo employees either individually or as a group can submit one photo. Post the photo on Facebook and tag Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. If you do not have a Facebook account, employees can submit a photo and caption to Anna Lourie. All photos must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on May 4. To be eligible, you must enter your activity in the results survey by May 4 as well. Please note that no photo collages will be accepted.

  • May 7-14 Voting Phase: Valid entries will be featured in a photo album on Facebook for anyone to vote for their favorite photos. Between May 7 and 14, visit the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Facebook page to vote. A combination of the most 'liked' photo entries and a panel of judges will determine the winners.  

  • May 16 – Winners Announced on Facebook: On May 16, up to three entries will win a $1,000 grant from Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation to benefit the hunger charity of their choice. 

  • Tips: Photos should show you/your team performing the activity. Promote Stop Hunger by wearing a Stop Hunger branded item, like a t-shirt or hat (available through Summit).


2017 U.S. Servathon Results

In April 2017, 28,635 volunteers participated in service activities, engaging 152 nonprofit partners, such as serving meals, sorting and packing food, recovering food, and going beyond the meal by planting community gardens, teaching about healthy eating and food safety, and giving healthy cooking demonstrations.

In addition, Sodexo employees provided support to some of the 124 youth-led and Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation-funded Global Youth Service Day projects that also took place in communities across the country during April.

  • 152 NGO Partnerships
  • 28,635 Volunteers
  • 72,563 Hours Served
  • 215,036 Meals Donated
  • $39,854 Raised for Hunger Relief

Download and share the infographic with #EndingHunger.

Servathon 2017 Infographic