VWC Sodexo Team Ensures Nutritious Meals for Area Kids Through "Feeding Our Future"

08-17-2016

With school cafeterias closed for the summer, Sodexo's Feeding Our Future program is preparing and serving approximately 400,000 lunches for children across America. Many of those lunches are being served right here in Virginia, including at the Virginia Beach/Rosemont location of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia. Meals for the location's summer program are the result of a $20,000 donation to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia on behalf of Virginia Wesleyan's Sodexo team. The amount covers lunch and a snack for approximately 260 local children, five days per week, all summer long. On Aug. 18, the local Boys & Girls Club location will welcome a special guest as First Lady of the Commonwealth Dorothy McAuliffe, an advocate for the elimination of childhood hunger, speaks to the importance of food security and nutrition. Joining the First Lady will be Lorna C. Donatone, Sodexo Region Chair for North America and CEO of Schools Worldwide, and Ruth Jones Nichols, CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. On hand from VWC will be the College's General Manager for Sodexo Tim Lockett and Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling. Virginia Wesleyan's Sodexo team also generously donates most of the ingredients for the Empty Bowls Dinner, a charity event held at the College each year that aims to alleviate hunger in the Hampton Roads community. Learn about Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation at HelpStopHunger.org.