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2011-08-08 07:30:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, announced today that it has been selected by the United States Marine Corps for a contract for up to seven years to provide food services at 20 Marine Corps garrison mess halls in the west coast of the U.S., valued at $766 million in revenues over the life of the contract. "We are very pleased and proud that the Marine Corps recognized Sodexo's exceptional breadth and expertise in...

2011-06-09 14:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan Crider, 17, of Marlow, Oklahoma, has been spreading awareness of childhood hunger for the past five years. His signature event is the Lawton Food 4 Kids Rock-A-Thon, which rallies the entire community to fundraise for the Lawton Food 4 Kids organization and Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Crider is among the five recipients selected from more than 7000 applicants for a national $5,000 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship from the...

2011-06-09 14:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amy and Emma Bushman, 10, of Cincinnati, Ohio, are the founders of Bake Me Home; an organization that provides tote bags filled with homemade cookie mix, baking supplies and a gift card to the local grocery for families that are moving out of local homeless shelters. The Bushman twins are among the five recipients selected from more than 7000 applicants for a national $5,000 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship from the Sodexo Foundation,...

2011-06-09 14:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicole P. Muller, 17, of Charlottesville, Virginia, has been dedicated to eradicating hunger since learning that 30,000 individuals in her community needed food bank assistance. Muller is among the five recipients selected from more than 7000 applicants for a national $5,000 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship by the Sodexo Foundation, the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc. Muller will be recognized at the Sodexo Foundation's...

2011-06-09 14:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Minor's determination to serve those who have served and his commitment to helping the less fortunate earned him recognition by the Sodexo Foundation as a 2011 Hero of Everyday Life. Minor will be honored by the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., at the foundation's annual fundraising dinner on June 9 in Washington, D.C., where he will also receive a $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of his choice, Bellingham Food...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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