OpenText Voyager Fund

$1M Donation to Help Fight Food Insecurity

Giving back in our communities

2020 has been a difficult year for many individuals, families and communities around the world. At OpenText we have a lot to be grateful for and have decided to use our global resources to make a difference locally.

This holiday season we are donating $1M USD to food banks around the world, putting 4 million meals on the table of those in need across 4 continents, 21 countries and 58 cities.

The demand for food banks has never been greater, and we wanted to do our part to meet this heightened and historic need.

Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO AND CTO, OPENTEXT

$1M = 4M meals

Our CEO & CTO, Mark J. Barrenechea announces the OpenText Voyager Fund, and our first initiative to fight food insecurity this holiday season. As part of our Voyager program, the Voyager Fund is a commitment to support the communities where we live and work.

The OpenText Voyager Fund will work with local partners to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.

We’re grateful that our first contribution will address the real challenge of food insecurity during this important time of year.


Mark J. Barrenechea, CEO AND CTO, OPENTEXT
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Hunger can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time and this gift highlights OpenText’s incredible commitment to the communities where their employees live and work.

WENDI CAMPBELL, CEO, THE FOOD BANK OF WATERLOO REGION, CANADA

We have received generous donations from food manufacturing companies, but we needed money to mobilize, store and distribute it.

This donation from OpenText will ensure that food reaches those in need.

Jose Fleras, Executive Director, Rise Against Hunger, Philippines

We are so grateful for businesses like OpenText that recognize the importance of food banks in times of crisis and are committed to fighting hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

KIM DA SILVA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY FOOD SHARE

With OpenText’s support, we were able to provide aid to communities at government facilities by donating required medical equipment for the treatment of COVID-affected patients.

RAJESH KRISHNAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNITED WAY BENGALURU, INDIA

During this time of crisis there has been an uprising in the community to make sure that no one goes hungry, and that we work together towards eliminating poverty. I am grateful that OpenText is a leader in this community of change makers.

Neil Hetherington, CEo, daily bread food bank, toronto, ca

We are now providing food to 500,000 people a month—double what we served before COVID-19 hit. The generous support from OpenText will help us continue to respond to this high level of need, which we expect to continue for at least another year.

Leslie Bacho, CEO for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, USA

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is so grateful for the support from OpenText. Their generous gift will help us provide food to families, children, and seniors who struggle to have enough to eat this holiday season and throughout the year.

Sarah Fonder-Kristy, Chief Development Officer, Atlanta Community Food Bank, USA

We are so grateful to OpenText and its employees for their tremendous commitment to helping end hunger. This gift to The Greater Boston Food Bank will help us meet the increased need for food that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Giagrando, Senior Director of Development, The Greater Boston Food Bank, USA

This donation will help us address the growing food insecurity problem across South Africa, as more vulnerable people experience severe hardship because of the pandemic.

Andy Du Plessis, Managing Director, FoodForward South Africa

Fulfill is grateful for the incredibly generous donation from Open Text. Their donation of $15,000 will enable us to provide 45,000 meals to our neighbors in need in Monmouth and Ocean Counties who are struggling now more than ever during the pandemic.

Kim Guadagno, Fulfill CEO and President, Tinton Falls, NJ, USA

This donation from OpenText is more than our yearly income. This means that next year we can continue to help people, without having to worry financially.  

Sunila Lobo, Chair of Trustees, Sadaka, Reading, GB

Our community partners

Across 21 countries and 58 OpenText locations, we are supporting a total of 65 food banks this Holiday Season.

Americas

Alpharetta, GA, US

Austin, TX, US

Boston, MA, US

Brook Park, OH, US

Broomfield, CO, US

Carbondale, IL, US

Columbus, OH, US

Dallas, TX, US

Denver, CO, US

Gaithersburg, MD, US

Gaithersburg, MD, US

Indianapolis, IN, US

Lewiston, ME, US

Lexington, KY, US

Mississauga, ON, CA

Montreal, QC, CA

Pasadena, CA, US

Toronto, ON, CA

Salt Lake City, UT, US

San Antonio, TX, US

San Diego, CA, US

San Mateo, CA, US

São Paulo, BR

Southfield, MI, US

Tampa, FL, US

Tinton Falls, NJ, US

Tinton Falls, NJ, US

Tucson, AZ, US

Waterloo, ON, CA

Waukesha, WI, US

Durham, ON, CA

Mississauga, ON, CA

North York, ON, CA

Peel Region, ON, CA

York Region, ON, CA
Asia-Pacific &
Japan

Bangalore, IN

Hong Kong, CN

Hyderabad, IN

Makati City, PH

Seoul, KR

Shanghai / Beijing, CN

Singapore, SG

Sydney, AU

Tokyo, JP
Europe,
Middle East &
Africa

Amstelveen, NL

Baden, CH

Cork, IE

Derby, GB

Dubai, AE

Dublin, IE

Dusseldorf, DE

Frankfurt, DE

Grasbrunn, DE

Hoofddorp, NL

Johannesburg, ZA

Konstanz, DE

London, GB

Madrid, ES

Paris, FR

Reading, GB

Rheinbach, DE

Riyadh, SA

Stockholm, SE

Tampere, FI

Viersen, DE

Wien, AT

The OpenText Voyager Program

The OpenText Voyager Program launched in 2020 to strengthen the OpenText community of customers, partners and employees. The OpenText Voyager Fund is an extension of the OpenText Voyager Program and will identify key needs in our communities and support local partners in addressing them.

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