Marriott Vacations Worldwide Donates to Hunger Global Food Drive
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Marriott Vacations Worldwide donated over 101,000 pounds of food from their Harvest for Hunger food drive as part of their fight to help end world hunger. Through the month of November, non-perishable food items were donated by associates. Marriott Vacation Club resort owners and guests were also invited to participate. The donations benefited local food banks near the resorts and offices.
These efforts tooks place along with the initiated to help their fellow associates at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove in St. Thomas after the hurricanes. Marriott Vacations Worldwide associates were able to donate over 10,000 pounds of basic supplies. They also sent all the 135 associates generators to help supply power to their homes.
“I am so proud of how our associates have come together to not only help their fellow associates in St. Thomas but also help those facing hunger in their local communities through these two initiatives,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer. “The generosity shown by our associates this year is nothing short of amazing, and they truly make Marriott Vacations Worldwide an extraordinary place to work. We are continuing to make a difference in our communities where we live and work.”
The first year of Harvest for Hunger, 50,000 pounds of food was collected company-wide. In 2016, this number was surpassed by 18 percent. And in 2017, Marriott Vacations Worldwide topped their goal of 40 tons of food and improved 62 percent above the previous year’s donation.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide is committed to giving back to the communities with their “Spirit to Serve” initiative. This helps support signature issues including:
- Shelter and Food
- Readiness for hospitality careers
- Vitality for children
- Embracing global diversity and inclusion
Find out more about Marriott Vacations Worldwide and their local and global initiatives by visiting their website.