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5 Benefits of Hosting a Hunger Project for Your Company

Madison Firios CSR, FCE

1. Increase Employee Engagement

It shows in a company whether their employees are involved, excited and committed to their work. When employee morale is low, productivity suffers. A report issued by Realized Worth states that “for companies where employees were more engaged than not, their profitability jumped by 16%, general productivity was 18% higher than other companies, [and] customer loyalty was 12% higher.” It may just look like a bunch of numbers, but these statistics are proof that employee engagement is crucial for any organization.

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Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) engages and empowers our hunger heroes by giving them a high-energy, turnkey volunteer experience. Our Hunger Projects are not your typical service projects; they provide a way for someone of any age to impact thousands of lives that need it most. The 2015 Millennial Impact report indicates that “this generation is so altruistically motivated,” says Dr. Sanchez. “They want to leave their world better than they found it.”

2. Initiate Corporate Social Responsibilities

Now more than ever, companies are engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Some opt for a sustainability program while others initiate give back campaigns. CSR helps a company align with core values, such as integrity, in helping the community and caring about the consumer. Meal packaging events provide a tangible way to show that your company cares about more than just the bottom line. 93% of the world’s largest 250 companies now publish annual CSR reports because they understand the return on this investment.

Additionally, many consumers find a company that has initiated CSR in their organization more reputable. According to a 2014 Nielsen survey, more than half of online consumers around the world surveyed (55%) said they would pay more for products and services from companies that are socially and environmentally responsible. If this doesn’t give you enough incentive to start fulfilling your corporate social responsibilities, did we mention there are great tax benefits involved with 501(c)3 organizations like FCE?

3. Improve Public Image

Hosting a Hunger Project can allow your company to improve its public image. By packaging hope in our delicious meals, you can demonstrate how your company cares; about their customers, the environment and society as a whole. Including several departments or even the whole company demonstrates a united front through teamwork.

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If you notice, companies that give back to the community receive positive media coverage, which is just one way to promote and advertise what you do. When you book a project with our team, we give you the option for a media press release or fliers, postcards and poster design files for you to spread the word. You can also simply post about your project on your own social media or personal marketing materials. Research shows that anything that puts a company and its name in a positive light is bound to increase its brand equity among consumers.

4. Implement Soft Skill Development

Companies spend thousands of dollars every year on employee development training materials, conferences, or books. Meanwhile, FCE can empower your employees to implement necessary soft skills through a tangible volunteer experience. Leadership, communication, team building and problem-solving are just a few of the key skills that are found at one of our Hunger Projects.

Teams of 11-15 people gather around assembly lines that our team sets up for you to package thousands of delicious meals. Learning how to work together and communicate through this event results in lives changed; for both the volunteers and hungry children and families who need it most.

5. Impact Lives

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It’s all about what happens next. It’s more than just putting food in the belly of a child, it’s about providing the hope they need. FCE understands the importance of how hunger can affect a child’s future and their ability to learn. We provide nutrition to help fuel minds and bodies of children so that they can grow healthy and think clearly in school through one of our meals packaged at Hunger Projects. Whether it’s our classic Red Lentil Jambalaya or one of our exciting new Pasta Bites, these meals are sure to be delicious and filling.

We have seen millions of meals packaged for villages thousands of miles from home as well as individuals and families that are right here at home. Each meal, each scoop and each volunteer can make a difference. Together, we are fighting for a hunger-free world and we believe that we can see this happen in our lifetime. Are you ready to change lives?