Leftover Starbucks Food To Be Donated To The Needy


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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.

13 thoughts on “Leftover Starbucks Food To Be Donated To The Needy

  1. This is such an awesome and amazing thing to happen! It’s a shame to waste good food, and really, there’s no impact on their financials since proton need won’t be spending precious dollars in Starbucks anyway!

  2. Reblogged this on On Becoming a Lemonade Maker and commented:
    I’m reblogging this article because it’s such wonderful news!

    I’m a big fan of how Starbucks food tastes, even if I don’t partake of it now very much! I’m so happy that this company is stepping up to help feed people!

    This is such an awesome and amazing thing to happen! It’s a shame to waste good food, and really, there’s no impact on their financials since proton need won’t be spending precious dollars in Starbucks anyway!

    Hooray!

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  4. It’s astounding how much good food is wasted in this country every day and it’s equally a shame that restaurants and food retailers are not able to donate to organizations who can then distribute as appropriate. I remember one evening stopping by Chick-fil-A at closing and our group was asked if we wanted their unsold food. We suggested that they donate but were told they were prohibited from doing so.

    • Like I mentioned in my post, many years ago we couldn’t give the food away because it was against the law. I only hope other restaurants and places that sell food decide to donate to food banks. Also, I don’t know if it was me but I couldn’t find a place to comment on your blog. I wanted to tell you that I am the recipient of a cornea transplant and have made many online friends who deal with blindness to some degree. Your tee shirt slogans are wonderful! Thank you!!

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