PLUCKED FROM THE NEWS….Many years ago I worked night shift at a McDonald’s in East Boston, Massachusetts. At that time it was against the law to distribute any leftover food so we had to throw it all away. I always thought this was such a shame, especially when right across from this restaurant was a park where several homeless people called home.
I am so glad to see things are changing…..
Since 2010, Starbucks has been working with the Food Donation Connection, a company that manages food donations. Until recently, Starbucks had only been able to donate pastries. They have now found a way to safely share unsold prepared food by refrigerated vans.
Starbucks will be teaming up with the Food Donation Connection along with Feeding America to donate food to Food Share. Food Share is a program that distributes food to low income individuals and families.
Each day, leftover food will be picked up at 7,600 Starbucks locations and taken to be distributed to those in need.
According to Feeding America, 70 billion pounds of food is estimated to be wasted every year.
Starbucks plans on donating about 5 million meals at the end of its first year.