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To support the needs of doctors, nurses and other hospital support staff,
The release reads:
ARAMARK OPENS MORE THAN 100 POP-UP GROCERY STORES FOR FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS
As the fight against COVID-19 continues,
The Company is transforming existing retail spaces into grocery stores offering a variety of fresh baked goods, bread, milk, eggs, non-perishable items, paper towels, health & beauty aids and more.
These ‘mini-marts’ stock basic and hard-to-get items that
“We are thankful for the dedicated frontline healthcare providers, who day-in and day-out treat and care for patients during this pandemic,” said
- Implementing take-home meals (with easy assembly)
- Offering pre-packaged items (grab & go meals and snacks)
- Re-imagining hot bars, salad bars and micromarkets
- Offering produce market box programs
During this time of great need,
Aramarkpartnered with the Debraand Leon Black Family, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Robin Hoodand the American Red Crossto launch “ NYC Healthcare Heroes Fund” and provide up to 500,000 packages of food, household and personal care products to NYC hospital staff on the front lines combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, alleviating the burden of having to shop for themselves and their families.
- Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic,
Aramarkhas safely provided 36 million free meals to students, in nearly 300 school districts across the country, and continues to serve one million meals to school children daily.
- In keeping with its 84-year history of answering the call for assistance in times of need,
Aramarkredeployed its Uniform Services division production lines in order to manufacture essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for the heroes working in hospitals and in other critical roles across the United States, and expects to produce millions of masks, scrubs and isolation gowns.
- In the communities
Aramarkserves, employees have banded together at hospitals, schools and other facilities, providing safe and hygienic meals, uniforms, refreshments and facility services. To date, Aramarkhas donated over 175,000 pounds of food and PPE to local organizations. Aramarkhas mobilized its emergency relief and large scale event expertise to aid temporary field hospital operations in various cities.
For more information on Aramark’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://www.aramark.com/Landing-Pages/COVID-19.