During these troubling times when business is anything but usual and individuals and families are struggling with food insecurity, we are working harder than ever to provide food and resources to employees and communities feeling the impact.
The coronavirus has forced higher education institutions to examine the ways they can adapt to the foodservice industry to continue operation, if necessary. It has also forced higher education institutions to take a look at what lasting changes this crisis will bring and the business practices they need to adopt.
Throughout our 84-year history, we have worked to build stronger communities, especially during times of crisis and natural disaster, when there are urgent needs. With New York City at the epicenter of the virus, we wanted to do our part to help during this critical time.
Aramark employees will provide procurement, assembly and delivery services for at least 300,000 and up to 500,000 food and household supply packages to hospital staff across all five NYC boroughs.
One of the defining values that inspired my return to Aramark in October was the Company’s selfless passion for serving others. Never has this passion been more evident than it is today. In order to safeguard our employees and position the Company for long-term, future success, I have had to make some incredibly hard, near-term decisions that will enable us to protect the maximum number of jobs and allow our valued team members to return to Aramark as quickly as possible.
When COVID-19 first began to spread throughout the United States, this large Southern municipality realized it needed to act quickly. Read how Aramark has been an integral partner in assisting the municipality to slow the spread of COVID-19 in their area.
This is truly an unprecedented time in our history that we will get through together. We know that it is creating significant personal hardships, especially for our dedicated hourly associates who serve our clients and customers every day. We are implementing measures, effective immediately, to help our valued associates through this difficult time.
You have my personal commitment that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has our full attention. As I’ve said before, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our employees and their families, our clients and our customers.
As a fast-growing healthcare system with more than 40 hospitals, Atrium Health’s leadership was already focused on improving efficiency, particularly when it comes to bed turnaround times. Aramark’s Environmental Services team played a key role in these efforts, which resulted in a 20-minute reduction in room turnaround time. The EVS team also helped to improve employee engagement and patient satisfaction. Read the case study to learn more.