August 24, 2015

Written by Nate A.

Cisco Live is the premiere tech conference for Cisco professionals of all types.  From routers and switches to servers to software, Cisco Live annually hosts 20,000+ eager minds looking for opportunities to improve themselves by learning more related to these areas.  The conference is also a place where professionals can help others. At this year’s Cisco Live in San Diego June 7 – 11, 2015, volunteers such as myself and my wife helped package over 100,000 meals to be delivered to hungry children in over 71 countries around the world.  The event was part of the Stop Hunger Now campaign (  Stop Hunger Now brought tons of ingredients that needed to be assembled into full meals.  Volunteers worked in teams around tables assembling meals in a makeshift assembly line.  Grain was poured into bags, then dried vegetables were added, then the whole package was weighed.  Any excess was removed and saved for a future bag.  Nothing was wasted.  Volunteers consistently rotated in and out over the course of five days.  Upon reaching the goal, Karen Sanders Noe, Director of Corporate Relations, allowed my wife and I to ring the gong alerting those in attendance that we’d blown past the original goal of 25,000 meals!  We were humbled to have helped this very worthy cause.

 The ActioNet sprit of giving back extends everywhere ActioNet employees are present. 

 Links to a few tweets put out about the effort: