• corporate responsibility brief

    Global Volunteer Day took place March 19, 2014, when thousands of Aramark employees volunteered together, bringing the power of their collective energy and expertise to help build and strengthen the communities where our employees live and work.

    The Global Volunteer Day theme, “Inspiring Kids To Be Healthy For Life,” focused on empowering children and families worldwide to make healthy nutrition and activity choices.

    Volunteers demonstrated the company’s mission to enrich and nourish lives, and Aramark employees’ collective passion for service. Employees mobilized in a hands-on opportunity to impact the wellness of thousands of children worldwide.

    Throughout the day, volunteers participated in a wide range of projects that inspired children to stay healthy and active. Volunteers created new play spaces, encouraged kids to eat healthy snacks and educated them about nutrition and wellness with demonstrations and food samplings by our expert dietitians and culinary professionals.

    In Miami, for example, we partnered with Branches, a community center focused on healthy living, to create a new children’s produce garden and outdoor classroom. Children joined the day’s events and received healthy snack packs created by Aramark volunteers. In the U.K., volunteers hosted health and wellness fairs in London, Aberdeen, Birmingham and Alton. And in Chicago our dietitians and culinary professionals taught pre-schoolers about healthy food at Casa Central.

    Global Volunteer Day is an extension of Aramark Building Community, the company’s signature volunteer and philanthropic program that has impacted nearly 4 million people in 52 cities worldwide. Through Aramark Building Community, we enrich lives by helping to improve family health, prepare youth and adults for work, and support individuals and families working their way out of poverty.

    Visit Aramark Building Community on Facebook to see more photos from Global Volunteer Day.