ORLANDO, FL (March 23, 2017) — Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE: VAC) continues the fight to end hunger by donating more than 62,000 pounds of food as a result of their global food drive, Harvest for Hunger. From November 7 through 29, non-perishable food items were donated by associates, Owners and guests at participating Marriott Vacation Club resorts and at Marriott Vacations Worldwide offices globally. All donations benefitted local food banks near the resorts and offices.
In its inaugural year, Harvest for Hunger collected over 50,000 pounds company-wide in 2015 with the support of sites and offices located around the world. In 2016, Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Marriott Vacation Club properties surpassed the previous year’s donation by 18 percent; exceeding their goal of 30 tons of food.
Globally, about 800 million people are at risk of hunger — this includes children, seniors, families and military veterans. “No one can solve hunger alone, but together we can make a real difference in our communities around the world,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide. “Through Harvest for Hunger we can provide thousands of meals to those in need in the communities where we live and work, and help to ensure no one has to miss a meal.”
Marriott Vacations Worldwide is committed to giving back to the communities in which their associates live and work and in which their Owners and guests vacation. Marriott Vacations Worldwide celebrates the “Spirit to Serve” by serving its communities to support these signature issues:
- Shelter and Food
- Readiness for hospitality careers
- Vitality for children
- Embracing global diversity and inclusion
About Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a leading global pure-play vacation ownership company, offering a diverse portfolio of quality products, programs and management expertise with 62 resorts. Its brands include Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott. Since entering the industry in 1984 as part of Marriott International, Inc., the company earned its position as a leader and innovator in vacation ownership products. The company preserves high standards of excellence in serving its customers, investors and associates while maintaining a long-term relationship with Marriott International. For more information, please visit www.marriottvacationsworldwide.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottVAC and find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MarriottVacationsWorldwide.
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