A World Without Hunger:
Protiviti’s I on Hunger Initiative
PROTIVITI MEMBER FIRM – INDIA
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‘I on Hunger’ is our global firm-wide community service initiative that provides our employees and clients with a unique opportunity to make a positive difference to our community by fighting hunger. It allows us to give back to our communities through the organizations we serve, creating a lasting impact on recipients.
The programme was launched towards the end of 2014 with a target of providing 1 million meals, which was exceeded in the first year itself. Since then we have delivered over 3.8 million meals globally to those in need by touching close to 100,000 lives and supporting nearly 100 partnering organizations through the initiative. Almost all of our employees, together with volunteers from 187 of the firm’s clients, have packed, cooked or delivered meals since the beginning of the programme.
Leading up to milestone, we have conducted over 200 meal-packing, delivery, cooking and other food-related events in 55 cities where we have offices, stretching across 21 countries: Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, The Netherlands, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, the UAE, U.K. and U.S.
The programme has been very well received both within the organization network and outside. We received the ‘Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award’ from Consulting Magazine in 2015. The award recognizes the positive impact consulting firms make in social and community causes.
In India, we joined hands with ‘Stop Hunger Now’, a global hunger relief non-profit organization and hosted the first campaign in 2015, where our employees packed 20,000 meals for Himalayan earthquake victims.
In December 2016, we partnered with the ‘Delhi Food Bank,’ engaged in serving meals through its various feeding centers in the region to provide 26,000 meals. As part of the initiative we organized a beneficiary event for children from under privileged communities at a school and child care center in Delhi. Our employees joined the campaign, interacting with children and conducted meal serving and health awareness activities.
As a recognition to these efforts we were awarded for the “Best Corporate Engagement initiative 2016” by Delhi Food Bank. The Award was presented at the 5th edition of the “Food-A-Thon Culmination Ceremony” hosted in New Delhi.
All these ‘I On Hunger’ programmes are driven by young volunteers, from planning the initiative to anchoring all the activities on-site to meals serving. Many of the participants join such community service events for the first time and find it an immensely satisfying experience.