PARTNER WITH THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE
More than 225 organizations in 100 communities across the country, ranging from local food banks, to children’s hospitals, to the USO, receive donations from HMSHost’s corporate office and field operations. We are proud to make over $1 million in direct and in-kind gifts each year. And we are always searching for new organizations and opportunities for support that extend our sustainability message.
To show that we are ready to startsomewhere®, HMSHost employees and operators are actively working to make our communities better places to live by:
- Donating excess product to local food banks from our operations in 55 airports, 2 malls, and 17 motorway travel plazas through organizations like Feeding America. HMSHost trains management staff at its airports and travel plazas in the United States to participate in food donation efforts, complementing the successful programs already in place in cities like Tampa and Charlotte. Besides helping the local communities, these programs are important because they divert food waste from landfills.
- In Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, HMSHost donates 700 – 900 sandwiches each week to the Salvation Army.
- HMSHost launched a first-ever joint marketing program between Feeding America and Coca-Cola.
- Employees and family members from HMSHost’s corporate office mobilize each year to support the annual spring cleanup of Cabin John Park in Montgomery County, Maryland. Tampa area employees sponsored a Tampa Beach Clean-Up, a part of the Tampa Bay Beautification Project.
- HMSHost is an enthusiastic participant in nationally acclaimed programs, like First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Chefs Move to Schools.” In the Atlanta area, HMSHost chef Marvin Woods and other employees are donating their time and resources to develop a school garden at Cascade Elementary School for both the spring and fall growing seasons.
- HMSHost contributes to numerous fundraiser events for organizations such as Feed My Lambs, Plan It Green, Girls & Boys Clubs of America and the United Negro College Fund.