Business Leaders Fighting Hunger

Update September 25, 2018 – In just three months since its launch, Business Leaders Fighting Hunger has raised over $400,000, infusing much needed new dollars into Montgomery County’s neediest communities. Today they awarded its first $75,000 grant to Food is Medicine,  a collaborative program focused on making policy, system, and environment change by bringing together health and food providers to identify diabetic patients who are food insecure and link them to steady sources of food. With this new grant, Food is Medicine will scale up to serve an additional 800 residents.

Business Leaders Fighting Hunger was co-founded by Sodexo and Burness. Members include Atlantic Electric Supply, Bass Accounting & Tax Services, Bendler & Company, Bethesda Magazine, Clark Construction, David R and Deborah S Lambert Charitable Trust, and SmithPilot. The coalition intends to engage many more businesses throughout the next four years. Any that wish to join should contact Luisa Guaracao at

Read the full press release here.

May 5, 2018 – Businesses across Montgomery County are banding together to tackle hunger issues in our community – learn more about their efforts and join them at the launch of this new coalition over lunch on Friday, June 1st, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the White Oak Recreation Center. Learn more and register here.

Business Leaders Fighting Hunger is a new coalition of corporate citizens whose goal is to make strategic investments over the next four years to improve food security in Montgomery County. Participants in Leadership Montgomery’s Corporate Volunteer Council will recognize founding members Sodexo and Burness!

(P.S. LM’s Director, Corporate Engagement Programs, Sarah Burnett, was proud to serve on the committee that founded the group.)