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Sodexo Becomes a Green Giant

Written by PETA | January 27, 2011

Major food service company Sodexo is joining the growing Meatless Monday campaign. The company plans to start delivering plant-based entrées to the 900 hospitals that it serves. And soon after that, it will begin offering meatless options at 2,000 corporations, 175 government offices, 650 college campuses, 500 school districts, and 150 private schools. If all of Sodexo’s 10 million customers participate in Meatless Mondays, 520 million fewer meat-based meals will be eaten every year!

They’re looking forward to Meatless Mondays at their school.
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“This fits in so well with our Better Tomorrow Plan, which is all about promoting health and wellness, protecting and restoring the environment, and supporting local community development,” says Nitu Gupta, vice president of brand management for Sodexo health care. “Meatless Monday is a simple thing we can all do …. Little changes in our behavior can have a profound effect.”

Considering that runoff from factory farms pollutes our waterways more than all other industries combined, that half of all the water consumed in the U.S. is used to raise farmed animals, and that 16 pounds of grain are used to produce 1 pound of meat, the environmental impact of Sodexo’s decision is profound indeed.

Thanks, Sodexo, for celebrating Earth Day every week!

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Carla* says:

    Love it!! There’s an eatery in one of our malls that serves only veggie goodies every Monday!! I go there for lunch to support their movement!! Hooray!

  • sodexo feeds my office says:

    This is so great!! I hope Sodexo extends this to their catering facilities worldwide… I have repeatedly asked the Sodexo services at my office to add a non-dairy milk to the coffee machines but they say this is not feasible. Similarly I have spoken to staff every time the vegetarian meal contains dairy or eggs… So this is really great news!! Thanks PETA, I <3 you!

  • Val says:

    Very cool!!

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