Sodexo Recognizes Go Orange Day by Volunteering at Grow Dat and Participating in the Loyola Wellness Expo Sodexo Campus Services staff across Loyola University and Tulane University campuses joined forces with Tulane Dining Services and Loyola Athletics to spread awareness of Go Orange for No Kid Hungry. Management staff from Tulane University and Loyola University as well as the Tulane Dining Services team spent the morning of Tuesday, September 17 volunteering at Grow Dat Youth Farms. Located at 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, Grow Dat Youth Farm was developed by Tulane City Center (TCC) at the Tulane School of Architecture from an abandoned golf course to a diversified organic farm cultivated by New Orleans youth. Building on this relationship, Olive Blue Catering, the catering department of Tulane Dining Services by Sodexo, began purchasing
produce last Spring from Grow Dat Youth Farm. While creating a healthy and supportive work environment for local youth, Grow Dat Youth Farm also donates 20% of their crop to needy families in the New Orleans area. Sodexo, in partnership with Loyola New Orleans University and Tulane University, are proud to announce a joint donation in the amount of $1,000.00 to go to provide job opportunities for teenagers to grow fresh food for their community. Loyola Dining Services by Sodexo also teamed up with Loyola Athletics to support the 2013 5th Annual Wellness Expo, held in the St. Charles Room on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 17. Featuring activities such as massages, bone density screenings, and a blood donation area, the Wellness Expo strived to promote wellness and health in everyday life. District Chef Travis Johnson prepared a healthful menu featuring local ingredients, including Sweet & Spicy Red Fish, Lemon & Cracked Black Pepper Red Snapper, Seven-Spice Louisiana Mushrooms, Toasted Onion & Garlic Louisiana Sweet Potato Hash, and Jazzmen Brown Rice. Sodexo also donated 50 free meals in the Orleans Room to the first 50 Faculty and Staff members to get their entire card signed by every vendor.
About Go Orange Day Go Orange for No Kid Hungry is a national effort to raise awareness about the 1 in 5 kids who face hunger every day. For more information, please visit http://nokidhungry2.org/ . About Loyola Wellness Programs For more information, please visit http://studentaffairs.loyno.edu/athletics-wellness/welln ess-programs . About Grow Dat Youth Farm The Grow Dat Youth Farmâ€™s mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. On our farm we work collaboratively to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create
personal, social and environmental change in their own communities. Grow Dat is a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local economies, and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana. For more information, please visit http://growdatyouthfarm.org/ . About Sodexo Sodexo in North America Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Life services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all
administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $20 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at blogs.sodexousa.com. September 17, 2013 Sodexo Campus Services Uptown Campus Dining Facebook.com/UptownCampusDining Youtube.com/UptownCampusDining Twitter: UptownCamDining Instagram: @UptownCamDining To download a copy of the media kit, click here.