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Volunteer with Stop Hunger this winter

This winter we are looking for Sodexo volunteers to help fight hunger in the UK & Ireland, where 8.4 million people are struggling to feed themselves.

Every year we partner with FareShare and Trussell Trust in the Tesco Food Collection in the run up to Christmas. Volunteer with them across the country collecting food in Tesco stores from  29 November to 1 December.

Your help is vital in these food collections. Trussell Trust reported another year of rising demand for emergency food in FY18, with foodbank users increasing by 13%! The food collected will help meet this increased demand and allow food banks to reach those most in need.

If you can’t join a Tesco Food Collection – don’t worry! This year we have also partnered with other food-related charities tackling hunger and malnutrition in your local community. You can volunteer with these charities from 1 December to 21 December.

Please remember all these charities are relying on us, so if you sign up please stick to your commitment.

How to volunteer?  It’s simple!


1. Request approval

Request approval from your line manager and ask them to complete the absence form to request your volunteering. For information on volunteering absence types click here.


2. Decide and book your volunteering activity


Volunteer with Trussell Trust and Fareshare collecting food at Tesco Stores from 29 November- 1 December

Trussell Trust Tesco Food Collection- book your chosen volunteering opportunity using the volunteering voucher code ‘Stophunger’. Once you’ve booked, you will receive a confirmation email.

Fareshare Tesco Food Collection- Please use your Sodexo email address when signing up. Once you’ve booked, you will receive a confirmation email.


Volunteer with food-related charities tackling hunger from 1 December- 21 December

Want to support a charity that tackles hunger and malnutrition in the local area but don’t know where to start?  We have some suggestions. Volunteer with food-related charities tackling hunger and malnutrition - book your chosen volunteering opportunity using volunteering voucher code ‘Stophunger’. Once you’ve booked, you will receive a confirmation email.


Still haven’t found what you are looking for?

Complete the simple ‘Help me find a volunteering opportunity’ form and Neighbourly will try to source a volunteering opportunity for you or your team.


 3. Have fun and keep in touch!

Remember to enjoy the day and take lots of photos! Get adventurous - use our social media frames and other resources to promote Stop Hunger and your volunteering activity. Share your day with us on and Facebook and let us know how you are getting on.  Or tweet us @STOP_HungerUK using #MyStopHungerPledge.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact the Stop Hunger Team via StopHunger.UKandIE@Sodexo.com.

Employee Lottery - Your Lucky Number

Your Lucky Number supports the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. Almost half of the money raised will help to fund Stop Hunger partner charities operating in the UK and the rest will go to employees in the form of three weekly cash prizes.

What are the prizes?

The prize fund is at least £1,250 a week:

  • 1st prize = £1,200
  • 2nd prize = £200
  • 3rd prize = £150

Click here to find out more and how to take part.


Fundraising

Fundraising plays a very important part of Stop Hunger and allows us to support the amazing charity partners we work with and help communities we serve.

Feel free to use the resources below to spread the word or your activities! Speak to your manager to see how you can start fundraising with Stop Hunger.


Stop Hunger Day 2018

A massive thank you to all those who partcipated in Stop Hunger Day on 9 May 2018. Click here to see the Stop Hunger Day highlights and what Sodexo did to help make a difference!

You can still make your #MyStopHungerPledge and join us in the fight against hunger. You could pledge to vounteer or fundraise - why not both!

Click here to read how your support has impacted one of our charity partners, Trussell Trust, and why making a #MyStopHungerPledge can help change lives of those in need.


Stop Hunger Resources

Below are  exciting Stop Hunger resources to showcase your fundraising and volunteering activities. Please speak to your manager for further Stop Hunger resources.

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Interactive pledge card - Write your #MyStopHugerpledge on this card, print off  and put on employee notice boards (subject to manager/client permission)

Download here

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Go to your Facebook profile or camera to use

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Facebook images - When sharing your #MyStopHungerPledge activites on Facebook use these images to increase awareness of Stop Hunger Day

Download here

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Twitter images - When sharing your #MyStopHungerPledge activites on Twitter use these images to increase awareness of Stop Hunger Day

Download here

Contact Us

Make sure to mention @STOP_HungerUK on Twitter when carrying out any Stop Hunger activities and use #MyStopHungerPledge. Where relevant you can also include the main Sodexo UK & Ireland Twitter - @SodexoUK_IRE.

If there's something you can't find or you have any questions, please contact the Stop Hunger Team via StopHunger.UKandIE@Sodexo.com.

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Impacting our Charity Partners