1 in 5 kids struggles with hunger in this country, Sodexo responds - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

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Published on October 07, 2013

Sodexo at Crozer-Chester Medical Center Raises Money For Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start

What is your first reaction when you learn that 1 in 5 kids struggles with hunger in this country?

For the team at Sodexo, the food services provider for Crozer-Chester Medical Center, they deemed this statistic as unacceptable. In fact, they were motivated to do their part to help end childhood hunger and successfully raised $470 for Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start!

Sodexo no kid hungry manager volunteers

Pictured above are the managers responsible for this campaign. 
(Photo credit: Karen Carduff)

The Sodexo team, led by Karen Carduff, general manager of Food & Nutrition, decided that the month of September was the perfect time to get started since it is Hunger Action Month when national attention is given to the crisis of childhood hunger in America.

With the month chosen, picking a partner was next. Sodexo wanted to keep all monies raised local to positively impact the Chester community, and therefore the natural choice for their partner was the Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start program, a program for pregnant women, parents, families, and caregivers of children under two years of age in Delaware County communities. This Women’s and Children’s Health Services program helps decrease infant mortality and increase prenatal care and childhood immunizations in the community.

The campaign was scheduled from September 17-20 and each day the Sodexo team offered orange foods to create awareness of this hunger problem. Staff was provided with orange T-shirts to further brand the campaign. In addition to their financial contribution, Sodexo also demonstrated how an idea that starts with the goal of trying to make a difference can lead towards the generation of future partnerships within a vibrant, caring health system. 

For more information on Sodexo, please visit: www.sodexoUSA.com

For more information about Crozer-Keystone Healthy Start and the Crozer-Keystone Health System, visit www.crozerkeystone.org.

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