At ARAMARK, we enrich the communities where we live and work. We connect our diverse expertise, resources, and time to help improve the lives of those in need. Through volunteerism, grants and in-kind support we reach millions of people each year helping to provide access to food, clothing and safe environments; building critical employment and career skills; and encouraging families to live a healthier lifestyle through community health and wellness education and awareness programs.
We develop and implement community involvement programs within the areas of:
Community Programs & Partnerships
We recognize that addressing community challenges is most effective when public and private organizations join forces. We partner with leading nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and our clients to tackle immediate concerns and to develop longer-term solutions. Through a combination of company-wide signature initiatives and locally-driven programs, we strengthen the capacity of community organizations to help people thrive.
To further advance our community activities and focus our energy and resources, ARAMARK created a signature community program, ARAMARK Building Community, to enrich the lives of those in need by supporting and strengthening local community centers.
Financial and in-kind donations are essential resources for our communities and sustaining nonprofit organizations in meeting their missions. In grant-making through corporate charitable funds and local business support, we contribute to local and national organizations that are making a meaningful impact.
The skills, expertise, and passion of our employees bring tremendous value to community organizations serving people in need. We are committed to developing community based initiatives that support employees in civic participation through company-sponsored and personal volunteer initiatives. ARAMARK engages thousands of employees in hands-on volunteer activities in the local communities where they live and work.
To recognize and showcase the great things our employees do to enrich lives in our communities every day, we created the ARAMARK Outstanding Volunteer Awards, in partnership with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The Jefferson Awards for Public Service recognizes individuals committed to local grassroots community volunteerism and public service.
At ARAMARK, we realize that our core business expertise can make us uniquely suited to respond in times of local and national crisis. We recognize this responsibility, and are committed to working hand-in-hand with disaster relief organizations, government agencies, local communities and our clients to provide necessary supplies and logistical support during a disaster.