Rollins College and Sodexo Launch New Program to Support Money to Student Emergency Fund Through Cookie Sales

Feb 26, 2021 11:35 AM ET
Press Release

ORLANDO, Fla., February 26, 2021, /3BL Media/ – Rollins College, a private liberal arts college located in Orlando, and its food management partner Sodexo are raising money to support students who have experienced financial distress due to the pandemic. Rollins established the Student Emergency Fund as a resource for students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to temporary hardships. With 95% of students at Rollins receiving some type of financial aid the fund is necessary to help students with emergency expenses. 

In fall 2020, Rollins gave $67,000 in student emergency aid, and its administration received over 200 Emergency Fund applicants related to COVID-19 financial burdens. The Fund awarded financial support to 178 students. In order to continue the Emergency Fund, Sodexo partnered with Rollins College President Cornwell’s wife Peg to mass produce her famous cookie recipe and sell them to donate the profits to the Fund. Download high-res images here.

“I am delighted to be a small part of this collaborative effort between Rollins Catering and the Rollins Student Emergency fund to provide resources for students’ emergency expenses,” says Peg Cornwell.

The project is ongoing and cookie sales will continue at the end of every month. They will be sold at retail locations around campus, including the C-store, Bush Cafe, Bookmark Café and Cornell Cafe. Cookies will also be shipped to Rollins alumni who want to contribute to the cause. All profits will continue to support the Student Emergency Fund. 

About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 64 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,500 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $17B in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2019, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation mobilized 37,000 Sodexo volunteers to distribute 3.2 million meals to help 2.3 million children and adults meet their immediate food needs. Since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit us.sodexo.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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