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Tulane and Sodexo partner to ‘feed our future’

June 26, 2017 4:00 PM
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New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu
  

 

 

For the second year, Sodexo Dining Services at Tulane University is providing nutritious meals to children at six New Orleans community centers through Sodexo’s Feeding Our Future program. The program began last week and is scheduled to provide 300 meals each weekday through Aug. 4 to children who are at risk of hunger during the summer months.

Feeding Our Future has provided 6.4 million meals for children across the U.S. and Canada in its 20 year existence. Meals in New Orleans will be delivered by Tulane Shuttles & Transportation to Behrman Recreation Center, St. Bernard Recreation Center, Lyons Recreation Center, Milne Recreation Center, Gernon Brown Recreation Center and Treme Recreation Center.

“This program is important to us because it has become a campus-wide initiative, which will only grow,” said Bill Hudlow, director of operations for dining services at Tulane. “Tulane University and our suppliers have all engaged with us to help support this community project, and we look forward to an even bigger commitment in the future.”

Last year, Tulane Dining Services led the launch of the Feeding Our Future program in New Orleans, in collaboration with the city of New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

According to the foundation, more than 23 percent of children in the greater New Orleans area are at risk of hunger with 140,000 kids living in low-income households.