Sodexo and American Red Cross Partner in New Hampshire and Vermont for Disaster Response

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Sodexo and American Red Cross Partner in New Hampshire and Vermont for Disaster Response

Partnership ensures emergency meals when disaster strikes for the 1.9 million people living in the 24 counties of New Hampshire and Vermont
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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm

CONTENT: Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, and the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont have entered into a partnership to provide disaster clients of the Red Cross in that region with meals during times of disaster response. This partnership will primarily be carried out through the facilities that Sodexo has at area colleges and universities.

Seven locations in New Hampshire and nine locations in Vermont will support disaster events through their ability to supply nourishment to clients who are displaced and will need meals through Red Cross Disaster Services. The combined capacity of these sites can produce over 13,000 meals per day across the New Hampshire / Vermont Red Cross Region. Those locations include:

  • World Learning Center – Brattleboro, VT
  • Keene State College – Keene, NH
  • Franklin Pierce University – Rindge, NH
  • Rivier University – Nashua, NH
  • Daniel Webster College – Nashua, NH
  • Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester, NH
  • Plymouth State University – Plymouth, NH
  • Colby Sawyer College – New London, NH
  • Lyndon State College – Lyndonville, VT
  • Castleton University – Castleton, VT
  • Vermont Technical College – Randolph, VT
  • Johnson State College – Johnson, VT
  • Champlain College – Burlington, VT
  • St. Michaels College – Colchester, VT
  • Norwich University – Northfield, VT
  • University of Vermont – Burlington, VT

“Last year the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont responded to 355 local disasters, providing shelter, food and comfort to 862 families in need. It’s an enormous responsibility that covers 24 counties and nearly 2 million people,” said Sodexo Universities East CEO, North America, Jim Jenkins. “Sodexo’s culinary experience, logistical acumen and presence in the region at 16 sites is a perfect complement to the impressive efforts led by the American Red Cross.

Both Sodexo and the Red Cross see this partnership as crucial to providing emergency services during a disaster response, and will continue to develop local relationships that will come into play during times of disaster.


On average, Red Cross volunteers assist a family that has been displaced by a disaster, usually a home fire, every 17 hours in New Hampshire and Vermont. All gifts made to Home Fire Relief through the “Give What Fire Takes” campaign will enable the Red Cross to provide critical services to people impacted by home fires, along with lifesaving tools and information to support home fire prevention efforts.

For more information about home fire relief and prevention efforts in the New Hampshire / Vermont Region, please visit Learn more about Sodexo at its corporate blog, Sodexo Insights.

Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The Fortune Global 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit


Samuel Wells
+1 (301) 987-4893
Sodexo, Inc.
Lloyd Ziel
+1 (603) 540-0788
American Red Cross, New Hampshire and Vermont Region