At Pomonok Community Center in Queens, Aramark Chef Hosts Food Discovery

Oct 17, 2017 10:10 AM ET

More than 80 Aramark team members volunteered to support Pomonok Community Center in Queens, NY, on Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day), the company’s global day of service, bringing health and wellness education and workforce readiness programs to families in Queens.

In partnership with Pomonok, volunteers hosted a food discovery experience, led by Executive Chef Patrick Schaeffer, from Citi Field. Volunteers also renoved the center's food pantry, and revitalized both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Around the world, thousands of Aramark associates, including chefs and dieticians, volunteered at community centers and nonprofit organizations to celebrate Aramark’s year-round community engagement and volunteer efforts. 

In addition to delivering on Aramark’s mission, 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.

Many ABC Day service projects include food discovery experiences that empower Americans to improve their health by making better food and nutrition choices as part of Feed Your Potential 365, a public health and well-being campaign launched by Aramark last year to promote healthy lifestyles among all consumers, as well as families in underserved communities and Aramark’s customers, clients and employees.

As part of the campaign, Aramark established Feed Your Potential 365 Clubs around the country, including one atPomonok Community Center. Aramark expects to reach an additional 500+ non-profit organizations through a proven online health and wellness curriculum created with the AHA. 

The clubs equip families with the knowledge, skills and confidence to discover, choose and prepare healthy food through food discovery and cooking experiences, combined with interactive education. Participants in community centers that piloted the program significantly increased fruit and vegetable consumption by almost a full cup per day.

Join the campaign via the FYP 365 digital community ( and Instagram @Aramark.


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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 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.