Local Sodexo employees lend a hand during company's dedicated month of community service.

MIAMI – Sodexo's Servathon is the company's largest global Stop Hunger Foundation event held every April. Sodexo employees worldwide participate all month long to serve their communities in different ways with a focus on ending hunger and good nutrition.

The company's unit from NEO A&M College participated in four events this year benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa County and the Commerce Public Schools Backpack Program.

A food drive collecting ready-to-eat snacks was held during the month collecting goods for the CPS Backpack Program which provides food to Commerce elementary and middle school students in need for weekends and breaks during the school year.

For the Club, local Sodexo employees sold hearts featuring a donor's name for $1 each, which were placed on the wall in the NEO A&M Café. The money raised was used to provide snacks for local Club kids.

NEO Sodexo's Safety Committee also assisted during the 10-day teacher walkout volunteering their time at the main Boys and Girls Club location in Miami cleaning the activities room.

The Safety Committee is co-chaired by Executive Chef Steven Slifka and Administrative Assistant Misty Snider.

At the end of the month, the group hosted a fruit tasting for the Club's Commerce after-school program sharing nutrition information and a healthy snack of fresh fruit.

“It’s a great feeling to give back to the community,” said Snider.