Every year, more than 10,000 employees volunteer through Aramark Building Community, making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.
We’re a company of 280,000 people working all around the world—and we’ve made it part of our mission and promise to give back, to enrich and nourish lives in the local communities in which we live and work.
Health disparities, food insecurity and lack of employment skills are critical issues for people around the world. We launched our global volunteer program, Aramark Building Community, in 2008 to engage the talents and passions of our chefs, dietitians and other employees to help families learn about and get access to healthy food, improve local community centers, and provide important job skills that can help them on a path to a better future.
Throughout the year, and during our annual Aramark Building Community Day, more than 10,000 of our employee volunteers work to build vibrant, sustainable communities for all. Our partnerships with the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities in the U.S. and other organizations worldwide help us serve families in need at more than 300 community centers in more than 50 cities.
Aramark is committed to finding ways to promote access to healthy food in the communities where we live and work. We inspire families and individuals to discover, choose and prepare healthy food. Our teams lead lots of activities including community food drives, cooking demonstrations and nutrition education programs. Our innovative Healthy for Life® curriculum was developed with the American Heart Association.
In addition, Aramark recognizes that food insecurity -- a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life -- is a growing concern across communities. We are committed to working with a variety of partners to develop and implement practices to address food insecurity. We work with many clients to offer before- and after-school meals and assistance through organizations such as Swipe Out Hunger and the Hope Center in Philadelphia, to name a few.
We donate $15 million annually to organizations and causes that create measurable social and environmental impact to support sustainable communities for the future. Current partners include the American Heart Association, City Year, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Back On My Feet, Special Olympics Pennsylvania, and CVS Smart Centers.
When it comes to building local communities, at Aramark: We care. We give. We DO.