SAIC Raises Over $205,000 to Address Food Insecurity During Hunger Action Month
Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC (News - Alert)) again joined forces with Feeding America® to help provide meals to people in need, address food waste, and promote awareness of the issue of hunger. During Hunger Action Month™ in September, SAIC raised $205,638 in employee donations and company contributions, the equivalent of 2,056,380 meals for Americans facing hunger.
During the Give A Meal Team Challenge, SAIC employees hosted creative events designed to raise money for Feeding America and increase awareness of hunger in the local communities. Throughout the month, employees wore orange in support of Hunger Action Month while volunteering at local food banks and food pantries, including many that are members of the Feeding America network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.
"Each year, I look forward to Hunger Action Month and the opportunity it brings to serve alongside my SAIC colleagues, raising funds for combating hunger and volunteering across the country. It is inspiring to meet our local partners and learn more about how they are creating more efficient and effective ways to distribute food to people in need," said Tom Wofford, SAIC senior vice president of Internal Audit and the company's executive champion for Hunger Action Month.
Through its Citizenship and Community Relations program, SAIC builds upon the talent, creativity, and passion of its employees and their families to give back to local communities. SAIC maintains strategic relationships with non-profit organizations that focus on military and veterans, community wellbeing, STEM education, and environment and sustainability. Feeding America is one of the company's key community wellbeing partners.
"One in nine people face hunger in America, including more than 11 million children. Since our partnership began six years ago, SAIC has helped Feeding America provide more than 11 million meals for people in need," said Lauren Biedron, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. "Feeding America is grateful for SAIC and its employees for their commitment to fighting hunger."
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About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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