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Mayors Examine Causes of Hunger, Homelessness - Monday, Dec. 17, Washington, DC

Submitted by: U.S. Conference of Mayors

Categories: Community Development, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Dec 14, 2007 – 07:06 PM EST


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

Dec. 14 /CSRwire/ - WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /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 that highlight causes of hunger and homelessness, as well as track trends in each area from last year to this year.

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 (NJ) Mayor Douglas H. Palmer, President, USCM Des Moines (IA) Mayor Frank Cownie, Co-Chair of the USCM Hunger & 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. is a leading integrated food and facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.3 billion in annual revenue and 125,000 employees. Sodexho serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government and remote sites. Sodexho, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a subsidiary of Sodexho Alliance (www.sodexho.com). Sodexho, Inc. funds the Sodexho Foundation (www.helpstophunger.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $9.2 million in grants to fight hunger in America.

For more information, please contact:

Elena Temple U.S. Conference of Mayors
Phone: 202-861-6719
Anthony Owens Sodexho, Inc.
Phone: 301-987-4795


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