DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just two months following the launch of its Say Goodnight to Hunger campaign, Omni Hotels & Resorts today reported that after only 60 days, the program has donated more than three million meals to help Feeding America® provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed kids, families and seniors in communities across the United States. The company announced initial results of the program to help mark September’s national Hunger Action Month which raises awareness to fight hunger in communities across the nation.
Omni Hotels & Resorts launched the Say Goodnight to Hunger program this summer as the largest campaign launched by a Feeding America hospitality partner. Since June 21, 2016, for every stay booked directly on OmniHotels.com, the company has made a donation to help provide a family of four dinner for an entire week.* Omni Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to feeding families and reducing hunger nationwide goes beyond its pledge to making a donation to Feeding America for every stay booked directly on OmniHotels.com. Throughout the nation, Omni Hotels & Resorts associates have volunteered at food banks in their local communities to strengthen the impact of the Say Goodnight to Hunger mission.
“The feedback we have received about Say Goodnight to Hunger from our guests, our associates and our partners has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic and supportive,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president for Omni Hotels & Resorts. “Our guests have eagerly embraced the opportunity to join us in this important cause, as evidenced by the tremendous impact we already have been able to achieve.”
According to Deitemeyer, Omni associates also have been keen to get involved. Already more than 40 Omni properties are actively participating in Say Goodnight to Hunger by supporting food banks and pantries in local markets served by the properties. During the past two months, 900-plus Omni associates have volunteered almost 2,500 hours of their time, talent, and compassion to help this important mission in their communities.
“It is gratifying to support this important program in a way that enables our associates to be involved personally and directly in making a difference for their communities,” said Deitemeyer. “Say Goodnight to Hunger is the perfect way to bring together our guests and associates to collectively address an issue that is pervasive throughout our nation, including in the local communities in which our company operates.”
While Omni is pleased with the program’s initial success, the company remains committed to leveraging Say Goodnight to Hunger to help Feeding America provide more than 18.2 million meals each year. Currently 42 million people live in food insecure households, including 13 million children nationwide. Food insecurity exists in every county in America. One in seven Americans is served by Feeding America food banks, which often serve hard-working individuals who are facing economic hardship.
National Hunger Action Month was established in 2008 by Feeding America as a way to bring awareness to this issue and inspire action to help fight hunger within local communities. Omni Hotels & Resorts invites travelers to help the company Say Goodnight to Hunger this month and beyond by booking an Omni Hotels & Resorts stay directly on the company’s website and provide a family of four dinner for an entire week.*
To show support, guests are encouraged to use the hashtag #SayGoodnightToHunger. For more information, visit omnihotels.com, call 1-800-The-Omni, or follow Omni at Facebook.com/OmniHotels, Twitter.com/OmniHotels, and Instagram.com/OmniHotels.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Upper-Upscale Segment Guest Satisfaction” in the J.D. Power 2016 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
* $1 helps provide 11 meals on behalf of local food banks. For each direct booking on OmniHotels.com, Omni will donate the equivalent of 28 meals. For the purpose of this campaign, Omni defines a family as 4 individuals.