Aramark Building Community - Our Volunteer and Philanthropic Program
Community (ABC) enriches and nourishes lives by creating opportunities for
people to live healthier lifestyles and succeed in the workplace in partnership
with local community centers. We apply
our time, expertise, financial and in-kind resources to support individuals and
families working their way out of poverty.
Since 2008, Aramark has invested nearly $8.5 million in
volunteer expertise, financial and in-kind resources to strengthen the capacity
of more than 100 local community centers in 50 cities, involving the skills and
expertise of more than 25,000 employees and impacting over 4 million people.
Community Centers to Foster Vibrant NeighborhoodsCommunity centers can be found in neighborhoods across the U.S. and abroad.
Families rely on these centers for services and programs that can help them
succeed, whether it’s a loving daycare environment or after school program that
supports a parent’s ability to work, a food pantry to supplement a family’s
tight grocery budget, or an educational program that helps people complete
their high school education and secure employment. Community centers are the
trusted resources that meet the specific needs of the families in their
Aramark employees work in client
locations in hundreds of communities, and in these neighborhoods we “adopt” local
community centers. We build ongoing, sustainable partnerships that enable us to
match our skills to the needs of individual communities in multiple
Building Community we help advance community health and wellness and
employment opportunities for youth and adults:
Our National Partners
Core to Aramark
Building Community is our partnership with The Alliance for Children and Families (Alliance),
the nation’s largest network of private community centers. Through ongoing relationships between local
employees and the Alliance network of community centers, we strengthen and
expand programming and services, bringing resources to the local level.
To help us create impactful volunteer service days for these
centers, we also partner with City Year, one of
the world’s leading community service organizations.
Our partnership with City Year enables and inspires our large-scale ABC
volunteer projects and our Global Volunteer Day, and ensures they result in a
lasting impact. Together we have impacted community centers in five countries,
creating healthy and inspiring programs and environments for children, families
and senior citizens.
Community Involvement Resources
Aramark Building Community brochure
Aramark Building Community case study
Aramark Building Community video
Aramark Building Community - Facts on Community Centers