Cisco Launches 2010 Global Hunger Relief Campaign

November 5, 2010 - 11 Comments

Last December, Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers commented that he “can think of no better way to mark Cisco’s 25th year than focusing even more of our employees’ talents and energy on community service.” To commemorate this milestone, all Cisco employees were challenged to each dedicate four hours to community service, or 200,000 total employee volunteer hours.  Nearly a year later, Cisco employees surpassed our goal by volunteering 222,000 hours with nonprofit organizations worldwide. It’s this spirit of stepping up and volunteering that often provides an even greater resource than the checks we write.

I recently learned that one in four residents in the San Francisco Bay Area is at risk for hunger, compared to one in six nationally.  And more than 1 billion people worldwide are undernourished.  Obviously, there is need and we all need to do more.

As one of the largest employers in Silicon Valley, we were proud to kick off Cisco’s Global Hunger Relief Campaign at the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse in San Jose with an annual executive food sort event.  Second Harvest recently launched the largest food and fund drive in the nation.  Cisco’s goal is to raise a minimum of US$1 million in employee donations, which with matching funds, will provide over 8 million meals around the world.

Contact one of the international relief organizations including CARE, Feeding America , Friends of the World Food Program, Oxfam, and Save The Children Federation to learn how you can help and get involved.

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  1. Hi nice article Cisco this is very helpful for us ur sharing good information.

    Thanks for sharing this information.

  2. Very nice work Cisco. It is great to see that some companies DO care. keep up the good work 🙂

  3. Something to look forward to. Sometimes, we ultimately forgot what doing our jobs means. Maybe I’m being ideal or altruistic but I can’t help thinking that it’s a big deal to reach out.

    More power to Cisco!

  4. Congratulations to Cisco, its managers and its employees for taking the time and initiative to be of help to their fellow men.

  5. That is amazing. Good to diversifying man hours to non-profit goals.

  6. It’s very cool. Congratulations!!!

  7. Congratulations to Cisco! I hope other big companies will follow the example!

  8. Its great to see Cisco reach into there pockets and focus something which is so important today and which will help towards the future development of those who require it

  9. Cisco just showed what it means to be a socially responsible business. You see, there are a lot of big firms all around us who only care for their profit bottom. They just don’t care.

    Congratulations to Cisco, its managers and its employees for taking the time and initiative to be of help to their fellow men.

  10. That is amazing. Good to see Cisco diversifying man hours to non-profit goals. Thumbsup!