The Mars Volunteer Program (MVP) gives Associates an opportunity to take up to two paid days a year to put our principles into action and volunteer in the communities in which they live, work and do business. Throughout the year associate volunteers assist in beautifying pet-friendly trails, sort and pack food at local food banks, distribute human and pet food at mobile food pantries, and volunteer for pet adoption fairs. In 2013, Mars Petcare US had nearly 1,700 Associates across the country volunteer more than 7,300 hours contributing to the following results: -Almost 3,500 pets were helped (of these, almost 400 were adopted). -More than 1,300 dogs and cats were fed -4,300 people were helped -2,600 people were fed