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Employees use work skills to improve communities

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ARAMARK employees are putting the culinary, hospitality, nutrition and facilities management skills they use at work to good use in their communities as well.

The Philadelphia-based professional services company has devoted more than $7 million—including $1 million this year alone—to its volunteer and philanthropic program, which includes hundreds of employee volunteer projects and a large contribution to community centers.

Since the program began, more than 15,000 ARAMARK employees have participated in nearly 500 volunteer activities with 50 community center partners. ARAMARK dieticians teach cooking and nutrition classes for parents. HR professionals meet with at-risk students. Facilities managers refurbish inner-city ball fields.

On this year’s large-scale employee volunteer days, staff will donate time to create space within community centers to focus on job readiness, nutrition and wellness, or safety and health. The beneficiaries: underserved children and families, who will participate in educational programs to learn critical life and job skills.

Contact: Mary Rucci of ARAMARK, (215) 238-7110.

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