PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 16, 2015) – Employees from Aramark, the $15 billion global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management and uniforms, are volunteering across the globe tomorrow to help families in underserved communities succeed by inspiring them to lead healthy lives and empowering them to obtain valuable job skills.
“For us, our mission of enriching and nourishing lives begins with our connection to our communities,” said Eric J. Foss, Aramark Chairman, President and CEO. “Tomorrow, on Aramark Building Community Day, our associates come together at locations around the world as a powerful demonstration of our year-round passion for service. Aramark associates are doers and by bringing to bear the skills and talents of our workforce we can make a real difference on some of the critical issues facing families and communities.”
Hundreds of projects will take place in countries around the world, including the U.S. and Canada, Chile, Peru, China, Korea, Ireland and the U.K. For example:
“Aramark volunteers are empowering people to make healthy choices and gain job skills, making a difference in the lives of children and families,” said Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national network of nonprofit human-serving organizations and a long-time Aramark partner. “These organizations not only benefit from the time, energy, and expertise of Aramark volunteers, but also their local connections, networks, and willingness to support the organization throughout the year. Together, these organizations and Aramark create employment opportunities and improve the health of communities.”
Tomorrow’s effort is part of Aramark Building Community, the company’s global volunteer and philanthropic program. Since 2008, Aramark has invested more than $9 million in expertise, financial and in-kind resources to strengthen communities. More than 30,000 employees have dedicated their skills through hundreds of volunteer projects impacting millions of people.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We work to put our sustainability goals into action by focusing on initiatives that engage our employees, empower healthy living, preserve our planet and build local communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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