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WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 2016) –  In collaboration with DC Central Kitchen and So Others Might Eat, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. joins The Ritz-Carlton Corporate Headquarters, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, and The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, in the fight against hunger for International Volunteer Day. The hotels have pledged to make 2,000 sandwiches to help feed the homeless in our nation’s capital.

International Volunteer Day is an annual international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels. As the first founding partner of Impact 2030, The Global Initiative to Advance Corporate Volunteering, The Ritz-Carlton is proud to utilize the strength of our volunteers to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

This year, employee volunteers are delighted to have The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company President & Chief Operations Officer, Herve Humler participate in this momentous event taking place on December 3rd from 8:30am to 11:30am.

International Volunteer Day is benefitting two local organizations, DC Central Kitchen and So Others May Eat. DC Central Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that breaks the cycle of hunger and poverty through career training, job creation, and sustainable business practices that strengthen local food systems and reduce disparities in health and economic opportunity.

So Others May Eat is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless. The Organization offers services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness.

International Volunteer Day is part of The Ritz-Carlton social and environmental responsibility program,  Community Footprints. Through Community Footprints, employee volunteers strive to make a difference by supporting efforts focused on child well-being; hunger and poverty relief; and environmental responsibility.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., please visit or call (202) 835-0500.