Collette Cares has announced the launch of the 1 Million Meals Campaign, a new global hunger initiative.Through volunteering, global projects and three strategic, new partnerships, the project will provide 1 million meals to those in need throughout the world by 2018, the 100th anniversary of Collette. The lead partner is Stop Hunger Now.

More than 240 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to create 30,000 meals on the afternoon of July 18, during the fourth annual Founder’s Day held at Collette global headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

In addition to Stop Hunger Now, Collette Cares is partnering with No Kid Hungry and Edesia to give meals as part of this campaign. Volunteering will play a huge role as well in reaching the goal of 1 million meals by 2018. Employees will volunteer their time at soup kitchens and food banks in Rhode Island, Canada, the UK and Australia, where additional Collette offices are located.

“It is with great excitement that Collette Cares kicks off such a noble initiative,” said Dan Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of Collette. “Hunger is a global issue that we’ve identified as something we want to improve on our road to 100 years as an organization.”

To learn more about Collette and Collette Cares, visit www.gocollette.com.