Pasadena Convention Center and Sodexo Live! provide 1,500 servings of soup for Union Station Homeless Services, local shelters and other service providers

May 09, 2022

Pasadena, CA (May 9, 2022) – The Pasadena Convention Center, along with exclusive food and beverage provider Sodexo Live!, prepared 1,500 servings of soup for local shelters and service providers. Led by Pasadena Convention Center’s Executive Chef Diego Feliciano, this Big Soup Servathon event is part of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and its ongoing mission to stamp out hunger and address food insecurity.

This is also a part of the Pasadena Convention Center and Sodexo Live!’s ongoing efforts to support the community. Previous initiatives include Union Station Homeless Services Thanksgiving Dinner in the Park, preparing and distributing 85,000 meals to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, and regularly donating surplus food.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation on this initiative,” said Michael Ross, CEO of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. “It’s a wonderful way to be able to contribute to the local community.”

Soup will be provided to the following local organizations:

  • Union Station Homeless Services
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Jesus es el Camino
  • Impact Organization
  • Elizabeth House
  • Ronald McDonald House of Pasadena
  • Walter Hoving Home – Pasadena
  • Salvation Army – San Gabriel Valley

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About the Pasadena Convention Center

Located 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Pasadena Convention Center is the premier meeting and events venue in the heart of Pasadena. The convention center features 130,000 sq. ft. of space for meetings of all sizes with spacious exhibit halls, an expansive ballroom and 29 meeting rooms. For more information, contact the Pasadena Convention Center at (626) 793-2122 or visit

About the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation empowers its employees around the world to join forces, engage their teams and fight hunger in their local communities. This is done through service, skilled volunteerism, fundraising and activities that go beyond food aid. Participating in a Servathon activity is a great engagement and team-building tool. The Foundation, as part of its ongoing mission to stamp out child hunger, identifies underserved cities across the US, in need of support, and find alignment between existing, successful service offerings and communities in need. In fact, the foundation distributed over 4,100,000 meals during 2020.

About Sodexo Live!

Sodexo Live! manages prestigious conference, cultural, and sporting venues and major events all over the world. With 40,000 employees and 500 sites, we are strategic and responsible partners, committed to unlocking our customers’ full potential while favoring local communities. Sodexo Live! contributes to the success of prestigious events such as Royal Ascot, the Tour de France, the Rugby World Cup and soon the Paris 2024 Games, and showcases exceptional venues such as the Eiffel Tower Restaurants, the Hard Rock Stadium, Bateaux Parisiens, Yachts de Paris, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Pasadena Convention Center Contact:

Christine Susa
Director of Marketing & Communications
Tel: (626) 395-0211

Sodexo Live! Contact:

Amy Procaccini
Strategic Brand Communications manager
Tel: (609) 598-2541