Aramark Volunteers in Toronto Share Nutrition Knowledge, Inspire Families at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre to Lead Healthy Lifestyles

Aramark celebrates 10-years of helping underserved communities and the five year anniversary of the company’s global day of service, Aramark Building Community Day
Sep 20, 2018 11:45 AM ET
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TORONTO, September 20, 2018 /3BL Media/  More than 100 Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) team members volunteered their time at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, to bring health and wellness education to community members. These volunteers join 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 Andy Siklos, President of Aramark Canada. “Today, we’re excited to have 100 team members at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, who are bringing health and wellness education to Toronto families and achieving our goal of creating long-lasting health and wellness programs, here in Toronto.”

“This is a great group of hard working volunteers and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Aramark Canada for their 2018 ABC Day,” commented Linda Ballantyne, Board Chair of Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre. “WNC shares similar goals to Aramark, we promote healthy lifestyle choices and offer a wide range of affordable activities that benefit our local families, youth and seniors. We appreciate that Aramark is supporting our waterfront neighbourhood by donating their time, providing resources and sharing their knowledge with our community members.”

ABC Day projects at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre include:

  • Hosting food discovery experiences, educational activities and tastings, led by Aramark chefs and dietitians that teach local moms how to make healthier food choices for their families.
  • Revitalizing the centre’s outdoor community garden, which provides community members with access to fresh produce, free of charge.
  • Creating healthy meal kits to help support healthy food discovery within low-income seniors, which will be distributed at the upcoming senior fair.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Aramark Building Community, which debuted 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.

About Aramark Building Community

Aramark has invested tens of millions of dollars in expertise, financial and in-kind resources to strengthen communities through Aramark Building Community, our commitment to improve community health and wellness and help people succeed through education and employment. Learn more at http://www.aramark.com/responsibility or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Aramark
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 operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our 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 http://www.aramark.com/ or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre
For over 27 years, Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre has been committed to meeting the needs of its diverse and ever-changing, multicultural waterfront neighbourhood. As a non-profit City of Toronto agency, WNC serves more 700 daily visitors of all ages through its 537 recreation, sports, fitness, arts, culture and social support programs. WNC is an inclusive organization that works closely with local residents to design and deliver programs and services which reflect the interests and needs of the neighbourhood including specific support for vulnerable, marginalized and isolated residents. Learn more at: www.waterfrontnc.ca or connect with us on: https://www.facebook.com/waterfrontnc/ , https://www.instagram.com/waternc/ #waterfrontnc