MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Consulting magazine has named global consulting firm Protiviti a recipient of the publication's 2017 "Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award" for the firm's expanded 'i on Hunger' initiative. Protiviti is a four-time recipient of the award, which recognizes firms for their outstanding social and community investment and engagement.
In an effort to help fight world hunger, Protiviti originally launched its i on Hunger initiative in October 2014, with the goal of providing one million meals in one year through food-related activities in which its employees volunteer to help. To support the project, Protiviti offices around the world organized food drives, meal-packing events and meal-delivery efforts, reaching the initial goal in only nine months.
Building on that success, and through the continuing support of the firm's employees, i on Hunger has since expanded to include client participation. Cumulatively since the initial launch and as of July 2017, Protiviti has provided more than 4.5 million meals through 321 events in 58 global locations. The program has supported 103 non-profit organizations, several of them continuously since 2014. In addition, 229 Protiviti client companies have volunteered alongside Protiviti's people at i on Hunger events.
The program has also increased its reach to include special meal-packing events such as at the World Expo in Milan (2015), on Mandela Day in South Africa (2015, 2016, 2017) and so far at one college campus (St. John's University), with more planned.
"We're proud i on Hunger has fed so many more people now that we've provided 4.5 million meals," said Protiviti President and CEO Joseph Tarantino. "I'm continually in awe of the passion demonstrated by our people and many of our clients for this important cause."
"Our partnerships with the nonprofit organizations serving the hungry is a key element of i on Hunger," said Dan O'Keefe, a senior managing director and program lead with Protiviti. "It enables them to have ongoing support and helps us serve in a variety of ways. Together, we'll continue to fight world hunger because hunger doesn't stop and neither do we."
In June 2017, the non-profit organization Feeding Children Everywhere recognized Protiviti with its Hunger Hero award for the work done by the firm to help it reach its goals.
Protiviti also received Consulting's Excellence in Social & Community Award for its U.S. Intern Day of Service (2014); its inaugural year of i on Hunger (2015); and its CommUnity Scholarship program (2016). Recipients of this year's awards will be honored during an awards dinner on September 14th in New York.
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Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Through its network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.
Protiviti has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.
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