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Cities Examine Causes of Hunger, Homelessness

Published 12-12-07

Submitted by U.S. Conference of Mayors

The U.S. Conference of Mayors - Sodexho, Inc. Hunger and Homelessness Survey 2007

Annual Survey Results Announced in Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 17, 2007 - 10:30 am

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Sodexho, Inc. will release results of its 2007 Hunger and Homelessness Survey at a Press Conference on Monday, December 17 at 10:30 am at the Conference of Mayors headquarters. The survey will include results from twenty-three (23) of America's largest cities.

For the past 21 years, The U.S. Conference of Mayors has reported on the shortage of emergency services - food, shelter, medical care, income assistance and energy assistance - in our nation's cities. For the fifth year, Sodexho, Inc. joins the Conference of Mayors in bringing national attention to the factors that impact hunger and homelessness in metropolitan centers in the United States. This year's report was done by Abt, Associates, Inc., who was retained by USCM to conduct the survey.

WHO: Trenton Mayor Douglas H. Palmer, President, USCM

Des Moines (IA) Mayor Frank Cownie, Co-Chair of the USCM Hunger and Homeless Taskforce

Lorna Donatone, President of Sodexho, Inc. School Services Division

Tom Cochran, Executive Director, USCM

WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE to release results of the 2007 Hunger and Homelessness Survey

WHEN: Monday, December 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: The U.S. Conference of Mayors Headquarters

1620 I Street, N.W.

4th Floor Conference Room

Washington, D.C. 20006

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,139 such cities in the country today, each represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the Mayor.

Sodexho, Inc. ( www.SodexhoUSA.com ) is the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $6.7 billion in annual revenue and 125,000+ employees. Sodexho offers innovative outsourcing solutions in food service, housekeeping, groundskeeping, plant operations and maintenance, asset management, and laundry services to more than 6,000corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government and remote sites throughout North America. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., Sodexho proudly serves as the official food service provider for the U.S. Marine Corps.

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