ARAMARK Building Community - Our Signature Volunteer and Philanthropic Program
ARAMARK Building Community (ABC) was launched in 2008 as our company-wide, signature philanthropic and volunteer initiative. It was designed to harness the expertise and resources of our company to enrich the lives of low-income families by enhancing the environments, experiences, and programs provided by local community centers.
Through ABC, we develop long-term partnerships to build the capacity of community centers and help them expand the important role they play in strengthening communities and families.
On any given day, you might find ARAMARK dietitians teaching nutrition classes, facilities managers refurbishing community center buildings, or our human resources professionals discussing career opportunities with at-risk youth.
Since its inception, ARAMARK Building Community (click on photo to the right to see ABC in action) has grown to more than 52 cities in the US and internationally, impacting more than 4 million individuals and families and engaging thousands of employee volunteers. Since 2008, ARAMARK has contributed more than $8 million through cash grants, employee volunteerism and product donations toward improving neighborhood centers as part of this company-wide philanthropic and employee
ARAMARK Building Community in Action
ARAMARK employees volunteer their diverse skills to support community centers in many ways:
We also work with national partners to connect us to community centers on the local level.
ARAMARK Star Teams, which are regional groups of ARAMARK employees, adopt community centers on the local level and build ongoing, sustainable partnerships. Through Star Teams, we meet the needs of individual communities and ARAMARK resources in multiple geographies.
Community Involvement Resources
ARAMARK Building Community brochure
ARAMARK Building Community case study
ARAMARK Building Community video
ARAMARK Building Community - Facts on Community Centers