Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR Program: Global Hunger Relief Campaign

Cisco employees fight hunger with time and treasure

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For 11 years, Cisco has matched our employees' volunteer time and donations to address the immediate need of hunger and food insecurity in our global community. The annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign supports more than 160 nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to deliver millions of meals.

What: Worldwide Giving Campaign

We recognize our good fortune. Yet, we know that 842 million people do not have enough to eat. Even in the United States, nearly 15 percent of households have uncertain access to safe food each year. That’s why hunger is the focus of Cisco’s signature employee giving campaign.

  • 162 hunger relief organizations around the world benefited from the campaign in 2013
  • 44,000 hours volunteered by employees at hunger relief and nutrition nonprofits in 2013
  • $5.7 million donated to charitable organizations through the 2013 Global Hunger Relief Campaign
  • 23 million more meals reach people worldwide thanks to 2013 contributions

Impact Multiplied

From November through December each year, all Global Hunger Relief campaign donations by employees (a record US$2.3 million in 2013) receive a double match—tripling the impact of every gift. Dedicated volunteer events build a human network of support in our communities with every employee volunteer hour matched by a $10 donation from teh Cisco Foundation. Global Hunger Relief activities in 2013:

Global hunger statistics: World Food Programme
U.S. hunger statistics: U.S. Department of Agriculture