Programme includes collaboration with non-profits and clients to tackle hunger and food scarcity.
MENLO PARK, Calif., December 2, 2019 – Global consulting firm Protiviti’s award-winning ‘i on Hunger’ programme, which provides meals for the hungry around the world, has now reached a cumulative total of 10 million meals. This milestone has been achieved through Protiviti’s collaboration with numerous non-profit organisations to create volunteer events where Protiviti employees, along with clients and other associates, pack, deliver or serve meals to those in need.
Since its founding in 2002, Protiviti has supported the value of volunteerism by enabling employees to help in their local communities. The ‘i on Hunger’ initiative was organised as a global effort in 2014 as a direct response to employees’ desire for a more impactful approach to giving back. Originally conceived with the goal of providing one million meals in 12 months, Protiviti volunteers have since participated in 645 ‘i on Hunger’ events to reach the 10 million mark. On average, that effort has resulted in 5,000 people a day receiving food since 2014. The programme was expanded early on to include volunteers from client organisations and college students via on-campus recruiting events. The scope of the programme has also expanded to include collaboration with non-profit partners to examine the root causes of hunger and find sustainable solutions.
“We have exceeded our expectations of the ‘i on Hunger’ programme thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our people worldwide,” said Protiviti Senior Managing Director Dan O’Keefe, who conceived and oversees the ‘i on Hunger’ programme. “We cannot thank enough our partners who represent 165 very passionate and capable non-profit organisations worldwide who serve those in need. They are the great difference makers. We also very much appreciate the generous support of over 350 participating client companies. We look forward to applying more of Protiviti’s know-how over the next several years to help reduce the number of people who become food insecure. As we like to say, ‘Hunger doesn’t stop and neither do we.’”
‘i on Hunger’ has been recognised with several accolades, including two Consulting magazine ‘Excellence in Social and Community Investment’ awards (2015, 2017), and an American Business silver award and a ‘Best in Biz’ silver award, both for Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year (2018). Most recently, the programme was named the 2019 recipient of the St. John’s University International Medal, awarded for distinguished contributions to international goodwill.
More information about ‘i on Hunger’ can be found at www.ionhunger.com