Over the past weeks, we have seen solidarity, generosity and team spirit in action across the world as Servathon, Stop Hunger’s global giving initiative, got underway. Stop Hunger has been organizing its annual fundraising and food collection drive for over 25 years. Taking place between April and June, Servathon rallies volunteers from Sodexo, our funding partner, around a single cause: a hunger-free world.
As this year’s actions come to a close, it’s time to say a huge thank you to all those involved.
This year, teams across 38 countries took part in food collections and fundraising activities: bike rides spanning hundreds of kilometres, cold swimming, running and walking challenges, community gardening, charity sales and auctions, Zumba and yoga, knowledge sharing and training… and more.
All actions were led by volunteers in partnership with local charities and NGOs, benefitting those suffering from hunger and food insecurity.
Let’s get a flavor of the global actions and impact in this short video!
Servathon 2022 in a nutshell
- 38 countries
- 4,700 volunteers
- Over 116,000 meals collected
- 178,000 beneficiaries
- US$ 367,000 raised
Going beyond food collections, some highlights across the world:
- Get Moving for Stop Hunger – a united fundraising effort across the Continental Europe region in aid of Stop Hunger, culminating in the Sodexo Regional Leadership Committee’s 600km bike ride from Rotterdam to Paris, as well as a 280km bike ride in Spain. The regional initiative has raised 111,000 euros (117,000 USD) so far!
- A 40,000km step challenge for Sodexo Canada volunteers, raising over US $20,200 across 36 teams in 25 days as colleagues were invited to log their sporting activities via an app.
- 25 actions across 14 cities in India, in collaboration with 25 NGOs and impacting 5,500 beneficiaries including senior citizens, orphanages, victims of domestic violence and people with disabilities.
- An expert webinar in Brazil with a special guest, Stop Hunger strategic partner the United Nations World Food programme (WFP).
- Knowledge sharing in Colombia, with 27 volunteer-led virtual trainings for 728 local beneficiaries. Topics included Computer Science, Digital Entrepreneurship, soft skills and gender-based violence.
Mouna Fassi Daoudi, President, Stop Hunger, said: