Software Anywhere Co-Sponsors Harvest Pack Event, Providing 200,000 Meals to Families Locally and Worldwide

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Orange County residents packaged meals at a Harvest Pack event co-sponsored by Software Anywhere, providing over 100,000 meals to local families.

We had an amazing turnout of over 1,000 volunteers starting as young as two and a half years of age and packaged 208,400 meals in support of local and world hunger.

Volunteers packaged 208,400 nutritionally balanced meals during an all-day community service event on Saturday, August 27, benefiting needy families locally and worldwide. The event was held at the LDS church building in Irvine, CA, and over 100,000 of these meals were delivered to Second Harvest and Family Assistance Ministries to feed local residents.

The food packing event was coordinated locally by Software Anywhere, a mission-driven cloud software provider building applications designed to drive 100% user adoption on the Salesforce.com Platform.
"The Irvine Helping Hands project was a huge success! We had an amazing turnout of over 1,000 volunteers starting as young as two and a half years of age and packaged 208,400 meals in support of local and world hunger," said Jeff Scott, San Clemente resident and CEO of Software Anywhere. "Harvest Pack events offer people of all ages the chance to make a difference in a fun, hands-on way."

Software Anywhere has been partnering with Harvest Pack since 2014 and is seeking to grow the number of meals packed in Orange County by about 100,000 each year; this year, it has met its goal to provide 200,000 meals and is ramping up to meet a long-term goal of more than 1 million meals per year by 2024.

Local Orange County residents raved about the Harvest Pack event. "My family and I appreciated the opportunity to volunteer," said San Clemente resident Amy Cook. "It is sometimes difficult to find service events where my young children can participate and really feel needed. The kids were able to participate in everything from scooping rice to weighing meals to banging the gong when we reached the milestone of a thousand meals packaged. It was a great event for our entire family."

Inspired by Marc Benioff and the Salesforce Foundation, Jeff and his team at Software Anywhere are pushing corporate philanthropy to the extreme. In August 2016, his team of 10 employees achieved the first major milestone of $10,000,000 in community impact in under 10 years, which includes an innovative paid high school internship program now aligned with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Orange County. The movement known as the "Power of 10" has become a platform for inspiring and teaching other for-profit organizations how to create long-term sustainable giving programs while exceeding their corporate goals.

Scott was nominated by Opus Bank for the Innovator's Award, sponsored by the Orange County Business Journal, for his "extreme giving" business model.

To make a donation benefiting local families, please visit http://online.harvestpack.org/Powerof10.

To learn more about Jeff Scott, Software Anywhere, and the Power of 10 movement, please visit softwareanywhere.com and powerof10.org.

About Harvest Pack
Harvest Pack is a humanitarian food-aid organization based in Minneapolis, Minn., working toward ending world hunger through the distribution of nutritious, vitamin-fortified meals to people in need. Harvest Pack meals feed people in more than 40 countries, including the United States. All meals are packed by U.S. and Canadian volunteers. Harvest Pack meals have been formulated by food scientists to provide a rich source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins needed by a malnourished child’s body and mind. Each meal consists of four readily available, dry ingredients that are easy to package, keep for long periods, and require only boiling with water to prepare. Harvest Pack meals offer all nine of the essential amino acids required for complete nutrition—something that can’t be said about other typical food relief sources, such as rice or beans alone. The meals also accommodate the broad diversity of ethnic tastes and religious differences around the world. For more information, visit http://www.harvestpack.org.

About Software Anywhere and Power of 10
Software Anywhere is a mission-driven cloud software provider building applications designed to drive 100% user adoption on the Salesforce.com Platform.

Inspired by Marc Benioff and the Salesforce Foundation, Software Anywhere is pushing corporate philanthropy to the extreme. In August 2016, Software Anywhere achieved the first major milestone of $10,000,000 in community impact in under 10 years, which includes an innovative paid high school internship program now aligned with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Orange County. The movement known as the "Power of 10" has become a platform for inspiring and teaching other for-profit organizations how to create long-term sustainable giving programs while exceeding all of their corporate goals.

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