For tens of millions of students, a nourishing breakfast, lunch or snack from the World Food Programme (WFP) is the only meal they can rely on.
So when global law firm Latham & Watkins, which also happens to be one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono legal services, launched its 10th annual Spring Challenge this year to encourage its lawyers and staff to spend less time sitting and more time moving, it wanted to make every step count.
By offering to donate one school meal to WFP for every 5,000 steps reached each day by participants, Latham inspired more than 3,000 of its people to get “Fit for Good.” Colleagues across 28 office teams from San Francisco to Singapore tracked their steps using a Fitbit, fiercely competing to earn the most meals for kids in need.
The result? 120,000 school meals donated through WFP for hungry children around the world.
“Good health and a world without hunger go hand-in-hand,” said Mark Goldberg, Latham & Watkins’ Senior Manager of Global Health & Well-Being. “We are thrilled to know that our lawyers and staff are making a difference in the lives of children where it is needed most.”
Over the four-week Challenge, these “hunger heroes” found creative ways to make an impact. From hiking excursions to urban obstacle course competitions, participants logged steps through a broad range of physical activities including bowling, cycling, power-walking, and ping-pong, not to mention walking tours, yoga classes, barre, and spinning.