Foodservice company has donated 2.3 million meals so far
Press Release – Charlotte, N.C., February 1, 2018 – Elior North America, a foodservice company with a commitment to making a positive difference in people’s lives every day, has donated more than 2.3 million meals to people in need through its participation in the Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge. Since the initiative was launched in October 2017, nearly 1,000 employees and customers have participated in giving back to their communities to help fight hunger. More than 313 volunteers have spent over 2,034 hours helping organizations that work to feed the hungry. Efforts included volunteering at local food banks, hosting food drives and raising funds.
“We are so proud of the efforts by our volunteers and Elior North America supporters,” said Elior North America’s EVP and Chief Growth Officer Chris Ciatto. “This initiative not only improves the lives of people in the communities where we live and work, but it unites us as a team and strengthens our #EliorCares culture.”
Elior North America rallied its employees and partners across the nation to support the Kick Hunger Challenge by donating time, talent and treasure. Here are some of the ways the team responded:
As a reward for the most engaged participants, Elior North America will be taking 22 team members to Minnesota for the Kick Hunger Challenge Weekend Celebration. These individuals will get to take part in the Taste of the NFL’s Party With a Purpose, for which Elior North America is severing as the welcoming partner.
“I am so thrilled to be taking part in the Party With a Purpose alongside my fellow team members as we celebrate the amazing work that Elior has done to support the Kick Hunger Challenge,” said Andrea Janke. “Together, we made a difference in people’s lives by helping feed millions of Americans across the country.”
Elior North America’s participation in the Kick Hunger Challenge will culminate on February 3, 2018 at the Taste of the NFL’s 27th Annual Party with a Purpose. As welcoming partner for the event, Elior will expand upon its long-standing community efforts by bringing together the company’s local teams from across the country around a single cause.
About Elior North America
Elior North America enhances people’s lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service. The family of companies, with over 16,000 team members, provides food services and catering to more than 1,300 client accounts in five industry segments across the continental United States. Elior North America is among the top contract food service companies in the United States. The company has a management partnership with European contract catering firm Elior. Learn more at www.elior-na.com.
About Kick Hunger Challenge:
The Kick Hunger Challenge is a fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL, a 501c3 organization and non-profit dedicated to hunger relief, which has rallied the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. 100% of the money donated to the Kick Hunger Challenge is distributed to the local food bank chosen by the contributor. Learn more about the Kick Hunger Challenge at www.kickhungerchallenge.com. For more information on Taste of the NFL, please visit www.TasteoftheNFL.com.
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