Starbucks Will Donate All Of Their Unsold Food To The Needy

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Starbucks Is Teaming Up With the Food Donation Connection and Feeding America by the program FoodShare in order to stop the waste of food in the US. All leftover prepared meals will be donated to food banks. The program aims to pick up the food at 7,600 Starbucks-operated US locations nationwide and redistribute it.

“The challenge was finding a way to preserve the food’s quality during deliver. We focused on maintaining the temperature, texture and flavor of the surplus food, so when it reached a person in need, they could safely enjoy it.”
– Brand manager for the Starbucks food team Jane Maly

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The partnership has started since 2010, and at first they were only redistributing pastries. Now that they’ve found a way to add perishable foods to the distribution, they expect a lot less food to go to waste.

According to Feeding America, 70 billion pounds of food are wasted in the U.S. every year. Starbucks is fighting to reduce that percentage by giving %100 of what is left of their food to participating outposts. An estimated 5 MILLION meals will be donated during the first year of the FoodShare program.

Good job Starbucks, there’s no reason why anyone should be going hungry in the nation that provides roughly %80 of the food worldwide.

Article: Fortune