According to the World Food Programme, one out of six children in developing countries (roughly 100 million) are underweight, and 12.9 percent of developing countries’ populations are undernourished. In an effort to help fight world hunger, Protiviti launched its ‘i on Hunger’ initiative. This initiative started in November 2014 with the goal of providing 1 million meals through meal-packing events and other volunteer activities. After surpassing our original goal in June 2015, we carried the momentum by hitting the 3 million meals milestone this past week! It was a colossal moment at our Chicago Consultant Challenge where 162 Protiviti volunteers partnered with non-profit Stop Hunger Now to pack 55,088 nutritious meals bound for people in need in Uganda!
Leading up to this milestone, we have conducted 204 meal-packing events, delivery, cooking and other food-related events in 55 cities stretching across 21 countries. Together with volunteers from 187 of our clients, nearly all employees have individually contributed by packing, cooking or delivering meals since the inception of the i on Hunger program. In addition to the meals just sent to Uganda, packed meals have been delivered to people in 30 other countries.
“We set out to have an impact on the fight against hunger about 20 months ago, and I could have never anticipated the level of dedication of our employees and many of our clients around the globe. I’m proud of our firm for the heart they have put behind this initiative, and the teamwork they’ve shown in providing meals for the hungry,” said Joseph Tarantino, President and CEO of Protiviti. “Three million meals is a milestone that demonstrates the passion of Protiviti people, and together, we’ll continue to fight global hunger.”
To track Protiviti’s progress in its effort supporting the underweight and undernourished, please visit: ionhunger.com. Thank you to each person that has contributed in this huge accomplishment!