Global Volunteer Day Photos - New York

Aramark volunteers inspire children in Queens to live healthy lives.
Mar 21, 2014 8:00 AM ET
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For Aramark's inaugural Global Volunteer Day on March 19, the company extended its health and wellness platform and commitment, Healthy For Life™, into Queens, NY where more than 100 New York-area employees partnered with Sunnyside Community Services, a member center of United Neighborhood Houses of New York (UNHNY), in an effort to provide children and families with better access to healthy food, nutritional education, active play and physical activity spaces. Aramark established a Healthy for Life™ Zone that will be a year-round hub of health and wellness education and awareness. Employees assembled Healthy for Life™ Snack Packs for the children when they arrive for after-school programs and created hundreds of healthy meal kits with recipe labels and notes of encouragement for the families. Aramark employees also created an inviting eating space at the center by enhancing the cafeteria with fresh paint and educational nutrition murals. Volunteers also built garden boxes for fresh fruits and vegetables and created an interactive wall puzzle to encourage healthy lifestyle choices.


Global Volunteer Day is an extension of Aramark Building Community, the company’s volunteer and philanthropic program that enriches lives by helping improve family health, prepare youth and adults for work and support individuals working their way out of poverty in New York and in 52 cities around the world. Through Aramark Building Community, the company donates time, expertise, financial and in-kind resources to help families in need. Since 2008, in partnership with community centers around the world, more than 20,000 Aramark employees have impacted the lives of some four million families. Please join us on Facebook.


About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play.  United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day.  Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.