February 29, 2024


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New Energy and Global Expansion Boosts Our Annual Fight Against Hunger

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by Siobhan Kenney
February 29, 2024

For more than 30 years, Applied Materials has worked to alleviate hunger in communities across North America – giving employees the opportunity to join the Company’s Fight Against Hunger campaign by making a financial contribution and requesting a match from the Applied Materials Foundation. This annual fundraising drive is a tradition at Applied fueled by friendly competition between business units, creative events hosted at our sites and the stewardship of an executive champion.

To bring new energy, innovative ideas and a fresh perspective to Fight Against Hunger, Applied CEO Gary Dickerson invited our Young Professionals Network – one of our Employee Resource Groups – to champion this year’s campaign. Representatives from the group based in Silicon Valley, Kalispell, Montana and Austin, Texas joined together to raise awareness about food insecurity, promote the campaign and engage employees as donors. 

As a result of their efforts and our employees’ generosity, more than $3.3 million was raised for 58 food banks across the US and Canada. 

In recent years, Applied's work to fight hunger has continued to expand around the world with employees in Taiwan, Korea and Greece contributing money to support food distribution to those in need in their communities. Funds raised through a run event in France and a cricket match in India supported organizations addressing hunger locally. In China, Israel and Korea, boxes of food were packed and delivered to children and families who will benefit from the nutritious items.

In addition to being an industry leader, Applied Materials believes it has a responsibility to be an engaged leader in the community. Our dedication to helping alleviate hunger in regions where our employees work and live is directly aligned with our Applied Purpose – linking what matters to the community and our employees to who we are as a company.

To learn more about Applied’s core values and our commitment to making a positive social contribution to the world around us, check out our Corporate Responsibility website

Siobhan Kenney

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Siobhan manages philanthropy and corporate responsibility initiatives aligned with Applied Materials’ core value of making a positive social contribution in communities where the company operates and its employees work and live.

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