Stop Hunger is a Sodexo initiative active in over 40 countries around the world and was created in 1996 by US Sodexo colleagues who witnessed children going to school hungry. In the UK & Ireland, we work with national and local charities to donate time, skills and money to tackle food insecurity and its root causes, and help empower women – who represent the biggest opportunity in eliminating hunger.

Thanks to the financial support of Sodexo, 100% of the donations made to Stop Hunger go directly to financing activities and sustainable solutions for disadvantaged communities to exit food insecurity. 

Our work contributes to and forms part of the Sodexo global corporate responsibility programme as well as the UK & Ireland Social Impact Pledge, pillars of our regional and Group new strategy for the company.

Since 2010 the Stop Hunger Foundation has been able to donate over £4 million to charities tackling food insecurity in the UK and Ireland.

The foundation supports charities that alleviate hunger, and which provide the support and the education to help people get out of food poverty and that's why we've worked with the Trussell Trust over the last few years. 

Gareth John, Chair Stop Hunger Foundation


In 2021, because of our contributors continued support, Stop Hunger has still been able to support charity partners like The Trussell Trust, FareShare, SSAFA, Focus Ireland, Made In Hackney, CoFarm, Innovation for Learning and the Bread and Butter Thing to name but a few. All this work is making a real difference to local communities where Sodexo teams live and work.


Volunteering supports our local communities and delivers real impact almost instantly

Volunteering through Stop Hunger plays a vital role in Sodexo's commitment to fighting food insecurity both in the UK and Ireland as well as across the globe.

Through volunteering with our charity partners, we enable Sodexo employees the chance to give something back whilst providing tremendous impact to local communities. Every employee within the UK & Ireland is eligible to participate in 3 days paid volunteering; of which 2 days dedicated to activities relating to Stop Hunger and another day for any other volunteering activity.

When we say Stop Hunger activities, we don’t just mean a food related project or a day at a food bank, this can also include opportunities that support the prevention of individuals needing to rely on emergency food packages and addressing the root causes of food insecurity. Like mentoring, job-skills, cookery classes, skills-based volunteering and much more! 


Find out more on our Stop Hunger website

Sodexo, Stop Hunger and the Trussell Trust

The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation works with charities across the UK and Ireland which are tackling hunger and malnutrition and promoting life skills in local communities, such as in Leeds, where Sodexo volunteered at a school holiday hunger club and at the Leeds North and West Food Bank.