Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Names Gerri Mason Hall as Chair

11/24/17

Gerri Mason Hall

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced that Gerri Mason Hall, senior vice president of human resources services, Sodexo North America, became the new Chair on September 1. As Chair, Mason Hall will lead the Foundation's efforts to mobilize partners that are developing long-term solutions to end childhood hunger in America based on the belief that no child should be hungry today or risk being hungry again tomorrow.

Mason Hall is a member of Sodexo's North America Regional Leadership Committee. She is also a member of Sodexo Women's International Forum for Talent (SWIFt), the Executive Leadership Council, board member of UNCF and the Chair of the Board of Directors for Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation is an independent charitable organization founded in 1999 to ensure that every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life.

"It wasn't until I joined Sodexo that I truly understood childhood hunger in America and its impact on children's health, education and future success," explained Mason Hall. "With one in six children in the United States still hungry, all children deserve access to sufficient healthy food every day so that they can learn, play and thrive."

In a Thanksgiving inspired Blog post, On Thanksgiving, 1 in 6 Children Wonder if They Are Going to Eat, Mason Hall explores why her childhood and professional experiences make her humbled and grateful.

Childhood hunger is a problem too big for one organization to solve alone. Sodexo and the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation mobilize experts, innovators, volunteers and donors to feed children in the United States today, and to advocate for policies that ensure no child is hungry again tomorrow. Sodexo's hunger-fighting team includes employees, clients, customers, vendors, youth leaders and carefully selected nonprofits. Stop Hunger is a global network of nonprofit organizations working with nearly 1,200 nonprofits in 41 countries.

To learn more about childhood hunger or explore a partnership with Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, visit www.HelpStopHunger.org.

About Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation:

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, was created with the mission to ensure that every child in the United States grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life. Sodexo, Inc. funds all administrative costs for Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation to ensure that all money raised helps those in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted nearly $30 million to alleviate child hunger.

About Sodexo USA

Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $30 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook and @SodexoUSA on Twitter.

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