Global Volunteer Day Photos - Los Angeles

Aramark partners with The Salvation Army in Van Nuys, CA for first annual Global Volunteer Day
Mar 21, 2014 5:00 PM ET

Aramark extended its health and wellness platform and commitment, Healthy For Life™, into Los Angeles, CA during the company’s inaugural Global Volunteer Day on March 19. In partnership with The Salvation Army’s Van Nuys Corps, more than 100 Los Angeles-area employees joined colleagues in an effort to provide children and families with better access to healthy food, nutritional education and active play and physical activity spaces. At The Salvation Army in Van Nuys, Aramark established a Healthy for Life™ Zone that will be a year-round hub of health and wellness education and awareness programs. Aramark employees created an urban garden, built garden beds for fresh healthy produce and an outdoor classroom for nutrition education. To encourage children to join in active play and fitness, volunteers also renovated the center’s sports facilities by refurbishing the basketball courts and soccer areas and painted inspirational sports and fitness murals.       

Global Volunteer Day is an expansion of Aramark Building Community, the company’s longtime 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 Los Angeles 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, 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.