Sodexo and Students Raise Funds for Japan Relief Efforts

Truman students made a significant contribution to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief organizations recently by means of Sodexo’s fundraising event.
Sodexo, the University’s food service provider, implemented a “food fast” during the week of March 21-23. Students living in the residence halls participated in the fast by abstaining from eating in the dining halls for a designated meal.

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Dennis Markeson presents a check from Sodexo to Wataru Oe (middle) and Kana Agatsuma (left)
for the food fast fundraising event to support the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief organizations.

The money that would normally be spent on that meal was then pooled into a donation fund.

Dennis Markeson, director of Sodexo and organizer of the food fast, said the event raised more than $2,795 to be donated to the Red Cross. Markeson said Sodexo enjoys working with students on worthwhile causes.

“I felt that it was important that we organize an effort in which all students living on campus could contribute,” he said. “I am pleased with the participation.”
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