GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is Military Family Appreciation Month, and the Sodexo Employee Business Resource Group , HONOR, celebrated by leveraging the Support Our Troops® Troopons® program, which collects and sends coupons to military members stationed overseas and their families. To date, Sodexo teams have provided more than $3 million worth of coupons through the program.
Troopons works to enhance the well-being of overseas and domestic military families by sending them food, non-food items, baby, and pet manufacturer coupons to make their hard-earned dollars go farther. According to Feeding America there are 620,000 households in the U.S. that include at least one soldier, reservist or guardsman, or 25 percent of the nation's total active duty and reserve personnel, that are seeking aid from food pantries and other charitable programs across the country. Managing household budgets often becomes more challenging when families are deployed abroad.
"Sodexo is committed to supporting our troops and their families overseas, not just during Military Family Appreciation Month, but year round," said Mike Genco, Sodexo HONOR group chair. "The Troopon program helps to improve the quality of life for the brave men and women who serve our country by allowing them to buy their desired items at lower prices."
HONOR is one of several Sodexo employee business resource groups. Members provide support, guidance and resources to Sodexo employees who are current or former members of the military and their families. Led by the New York chapter, HONOR members from all over the country have organized and tallied coupons to send overseas to troops and their families who need them. Stores at military bases accept the coupons for up to six months past their expiration date, allowing troops and their families to get as much use out of the coupons as possible.
With more than 40 years of experience working municipal, state, federal and military clients, Sodexo's Government segment and its nearly 3,000 employees improve the quality of life for the people it serves at 150 military and U.S. federal government locations in 26 states. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Sodexo provides a variety of integrated food and facilities management solutions and is the nation's largest federal foodservice contractor – serving 45.6 million meals annually with a focus on wellness and nutrition.
Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The Fortune Global 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations.
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