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.
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.
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: