Feeding America Receives WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction

January 18, 2017

For the second consecutive year, Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, has earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2017 awarded by WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in total rewards effectiveness. Feeding America is one of 160 organizations to be honored as a 2017 recipient. All of the 2017 recipients will be recognized during the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, held in Washington, D.C. from May 7-10.

“We are privileged once again to be among the distinguished organizations recognized by WorldatWork with its Work-Life Seal of Distinction. Feeding America is committed to ending hunger for the more than 42 million Americans who may not know where they will find their next meal. Our teams are truly passionate and work tirelessly to carry out our mission, and with deep gratitude to them, we strive to create a culture that nurtures both professional and personal growth,” said Diana Aviv, CEO of Feeding America. “We are committed to providing staff with the space and support they need to be meaningfully engaged, encouraging work-life balance, offering generous benefits, while inspiring innovation and greater impact in our fight to end hunger.”

Since 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership.

“We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere,” stated Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. “This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I’m confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee.”

This year’s recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals — and hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The 2017 list includes 80 organizations who are first-time Seal of Distinction recipients. Eighty organizations, including Feeding America, have received the seal in previous years.


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About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About WorldatWork®

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