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Serving School Communities in Crisis

Sodexo team members are working across regions so communities continue to be served as our nation battles COVID-19. Their efforts are notable not only for the impact they are having on the ground, but also because good news has the power to inspire others.

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We are so proud of the Sodexo teams who have shown resilience, optimism, and innovation while continuing to serve their communities during this time. Here are some of their stories. Scroll down to see how you can help communities in need.

Dishing Out Love and Kindness Alongside Healthy Meals

Roanoke, VA - Ms Cookie, cafeteria manager at Lucy Addison Middle School, Roanoke City Public Schools, brings her signature warmth and kindness to work every day, even when her cafeteria is empty and she's feeding students who through boxed meals instead. She sent a special message for students and parents on Facebook, full of positivity, love and encouragement for her community.

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Making Sure Kids Get their Breakfast and Lunch

Beaufort, SC - Even when school isn't in session, Sodexo makes sure that students have access to necessary meals. The district and Sodexo at Beaufort County Schools is offering free grab-and-go meals for students at several locations across the county.

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Grab, Go, and Support Our Kids

Flint, MI - The Michigan Department of Education asked Sodexo at Flint Community Schools to provide emergency meals for students with special needs and to disadvantaged neighborhoods. Our 6 drive-up sites had lines over a mile long. We will continue to serve Flint youth through our summer feeding program with a fleet of 32 buses and expect to reach 1 million meals by July.

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Going Beyond the Basics to Help Families Cope at Home

Redmond, WA - At Rose Hill Middle School in Lake Washington School District, the Sodexo team is all smiles while working hard to feed kids. A steady stream of families comes through daily to get their breakfast and lunch meals, even enjoying special dishes like banana pancakes. The team is also partnering with the District to deliver pantry packs that help families get through the weekend.

A Coordinated Effort Across Locations and Teams

Fort Worth, TX - SodexoMagic and Ft. Worth ISD have partnered to create innovation while keeping employees safe, keeping families fed, and controling food cost. The team, led by Resident DM, Eric Bankhead, is feeding over 14k students 70k meals per week at 18 locations by utilizing a nearby HS cafeteria space as a warehouse so they can control food, paper, chemicals inventory and labor cost.

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