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2011-06-09 14:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A stunning fifty-five percent of Camden N.J. residents live in poverty, with many at risk of hunger. Angel L. Gonzalez wants to change that. He devotes approximately 15 hours each week to preparing and serving food to homeless men and woman in his community. It's a commitment that has earned him recognition by the Sodexo Foundation as a 2011 Hero of Everyday Life. Gonzalez will be honored by the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., at...

2011-06-09 14:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travis Robinson, 19, of Taneytown, Maryland, is dedicated to eradicating hunger in his community and has been organizing regular food drives since 2007. His efforts have helped provide food to thousands in need of food bank assistance. Robinson is 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, the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo,...

2011-06-09 14:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan Wilson's mission to help the hungry is a personal one and his commitment to helping those less fortunate earned him recognition by the Sodexo Foundation as a 2011 Hero of Everyday Life. Wilson 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, North Hills...

2011-06-09 13:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sodexo Foundation, the anti-hunger charitable arm of Sodexo, Inc., named eight Sodexo employees as 2011 Heroes of Everyday Life for their exemplary efforts fighting hunger in America. Nominated by colleagues, friends, or employers, honorees will each receive a $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choosing. They will also be formally recognized at the foundation's annual fundraising dinner tonight in Washington, D.C....

2011-06-09 13:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth Grade twins who started an organization to celebrate families moving out of homeless shelters; and a twelfth grader who started knocking on her neighbor's doors to collect food for the hungry in her community are two of the five national Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients recognized by the Sodexo Foundation at its annual fundraising dinner in Washington, D.C. on June 9. The Foundation, the anti-hunger charitable arm...

2011-06-06 12:39:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A decade and a half ago the revolutionary concept that hospital patients could eat "what they want, when they want it" rather than set menus at pre-determined times was a revolutionary concept. Today, 350 Sodexo client hospitals across North America ranging from 18 to 944 beds are now empowering their patients -- and increasing satisfaction with their dining services an average of 42 points -- by offering them At Your Request-Room Service...

2011-06-02 15:14:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo applauds the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for adopting the balanced plate as the new graphic representation for good nutrition with the new MyPlate icon. Sodexo, a student well-being champion that serves more than 480 school districts across the country, began teaching students about good nutrition using a balanced plate concept at the start of the 2010-2011 school year. Sodexo uses the balanced plate concept to...

2011-05-31 08:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year Sodexo, Inc. has been named to the Working Mother 2011 Best Companies for Multicultural Women. This recognition reflects the company's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion that is making it the leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions and a preferred employer for multicultural women. "With the hiring of multicultural women outpacing losses for the fourth year in a row, the Best Companies for...

2011-05-24 12:04:00

BOGOTA, Colombia, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minister of Social Protection in Colombia has fined Sodexo $2,678,000 pesos ($1,425.00 US Dollars) each day they refuse to negotiate with Sinaltrainal and ordered Sodexo to "start direct talks with trade union organization National Union of Agro-System SINALTRAINAL without delay." Sodexo workers in Colombia have been trying to form a union to bargain higher wages, payment for overtime and other benefits for more than a year....

2011-05-20 13:11:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo's launch of the company's latest m-commerce solution--two new mobile apps--will eliminate wait times, increase customer engagement and build brand loyalty for two Retail Brand Group restaurants, Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery and SubConnection. The Jazzman's Cafe & Bakery app, currently available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is widely available for download for free in the iTunes store and will become available for the Android...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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