Philanthropic support is a core part of our community involvement efforts. Financial and in-kind donations are essential in helping nonprofit organizations sustain programs and meet their missions.
We connect our philanthropic support to both our mission of enriching and nourishing lives and to our expertise. Nutrition and health and wellness are priorities in our thousands of food service locations. Helping people find meaningful work is also a focus for us. We hire thousands of people every year and we’re connected to growing industries, like hospitality, healthcare, education and leisure.
We are committed to making a meaningful impact by:
Approximately 75 percent of our philanthropic resources are dedicated to addressing these issues. We contribute approximately $9 million annually to nonprofit organizations through the Aramark Charitable Fund, corporate contributions and our businesses.
Most of our giving is in the U.S. and focused in key cities, like our headquarters city of Philadelphia. We invest in organizations that we can build strategic and long-term partnerships with - organizations that have expertise with proven programs and can also drive innovative new programs. We support the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Healthy Weight Initiative, the United Way, the Urban league of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Academies and several other civic and arts organizations dedicated to a strong, vibrant city.
June 19, 2017 - We are committed to making progress through our industry leading food management practices and procedures. Our goal to reduce the amount of food waste we generate 50 percent by 2030 can make a meaningful difference to our business, the environment and communities.