In conjunction with Hunger Awareness Month, this Thursday 400 Lenovo employees from the Data Center Group spent the day packaging 100,000 meals in a drive benefiting nonprofit partner Stop Hunger Now. The event took place at the Development Drive Campus in Morrisville, NC, with volunteer teams building meal packages over four shifts during the day.
“This was a great opportunity for us to come together and apply the same level of commitment we bring every day to our customers, for those in need,” said Shannon Sigmon, of the DCG events leadership team. “We are fortunate to have amazing executive support to make events like this possible. Everyone at Lenovo can be proud of these outreach initiatives. Projects like this make us a better as teams and a company.”
The 100,000 meals will be shipped to the African nations Mozambique and Zambia. Currently, Mozambique is in extreme drought conditions and Thursday’s packages will ship to the Maputo province. Zambia continues to struggle with the HIV epidemic. Stop Hunger Now is partnering with the Salesian Mission to distribute meals later this month. The Salesian Mission is a global organization that enables poor and suffering children to live better lives and build brighter futures in many ways, including by operating more than 3,200 schools and technical training centers, and more than 70 colleges. Education is also a key priority for the Lenovo Employees Care program.