Actual Aramark school lunch at Roosevelt High School in Chicago, IL Photo Credit: Jasmine Castillo
This site is created and maintained by Roosevelt High School Civics students in Chicago, IL. In Civics we are working on project based learning. We brainstormed a list of potential issues to work on, narrowed the list to three, and finally voted to work on improving school lunch.
Aramark hamburgers exceed the USDA recommendations for blue plastic in their beef patties. Photo Credit: Duyen Ho
Today lunch is produced by Aramark, a multi-million dollar corporation that provides food service, uniforms, and janitorial services to institutions like schools, hospitals, ballparks, and prisons. But it didn’t used to be that way:
Before privatization of lunch, our school cafeteria served the community at large and turned a profit for the school. We learned that Aramark is a company with a laundry list of corruption and scandals a mile long. They may not know how to keep us happy, but they certainly keep their investors happy.
Source: Aramark Twitter feed, 9/8/15. Accessed 10/6/15