On 10th Anniversary of Aramark Building Community, Volunteers Return to Philadelphia Community Center Where It All Began
Ten years after Aramark Building Community launched, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) team members returned to one of the sites where it started, volunteering their time at R.W. Brown Community Center to bring health and wellness education to preschoolers and community members.
These volunteers joined more than 12,000 Aramark team members, in 15 counties, who are also volunteering at 400 service projects across the globe, during Aramark’s annual day of community service, Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day).
“Every year thousands of Aramark team members come together to volunteer their time and talent in the communities where they live and work on Aramark Building Community Day,” said Victor Crawford, Aramark Chief Operating Officer. “Today, we’re bringing health and wellness education to local kids and families, and achieving our goal of creating long-lasting health and wellness programs, here in our hometown of Philadelphia.”
ABC Day supports Aramark’s Healthy for Life® commitment with the American Heart Association (AHA), to improve the health of Americans 20 percent by 2020, and Aramark’s Feed Your Potential 365 public health and well-being campaign, promoting healthy lifestyles.
ABC Day projects at R.W. Brown Community Center included:
- Chef led food discovery experience with preschool students (3-5 years old), where they learned about healthy foods that taste great
- Enhancement of the community garden
- Building an outdoor classroom and revitalizing the outdoor play space to support active lifestyles
- Painting outdoor inspiration murals
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Aramark Building Community, which debuted in Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston in 2008, and the fifth anniversary of ABC Day. Since its inception, more than 60,000 Aramark employees have volunteered their time and talent to support Aramark Building Community projects, impacting five million children and families in underserved communities since 2008.
To learn more about Aramark Building Community’s decade of impact, watch this video.
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