Originally published at investors.saic.com.
Science Applications International Corp. announced the company raised more than $350,000, equivalent to more than 3.5 million meals, to combat food insecurity during Hunger Action Month in September. Through SAIC’s partnership with Feeding America, SAIC’s contribution will provide meals to people in need, address food waste and promote awareness of the issue of hunger in America.
“Our employees not only raised funds for those facing hunger, they volunteered in their communities to raise awareness about food insecurity,” said Nazzic Keene, Chief Executive Officer at SAIC. “Each year, our organization looks forward to Hunger Action Month, because it’s an opportunity to come together and make an impact to help those who are struggling to secure food for their families. We have partnered with Feeding America for nine years and each year, I am more and more thankful for our employees and their dedication to end hunger in America.”
SAIC employees contributed more than $174,000 through a variety of creative fundraising activities and direct donations. SAIC also made corporate donations in addition to employee contributions. Employees also took the initiative to raise awareness about food insecurities in their local communities by volunteering at local food banks and food pantries, many of which are members of the Feeding America network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.
“One in 10 individuals face hunger in the U.S., including one in eight children. Feeding America is thankful to SAIC and its employees for helping to provide millions of meals to families in need through their Hunger Action Month efforts,” said Lauren Biedron, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America. “For nearly 10 years, SAIC has been committed to helping communities facing hunger across the country and we’re grateful for their partnership.”
Partnerships with organizations like Feeding America, are part of SAIC’s Citizenship and Community Relations program. Through this program, SAIC builds upon the talent, creativity and passion of its employees and their families to give back to local communities.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 118.5 million households in America suffered from food insecurity in 2021. Visit SAIC’s website, for more information on SAIC’s support to Feeding America.