Starbucks Will Begin Donating All Leftover Food Instead Of It Going To Waste
The company says it’s teaming up with the Food Donation Connection and Feeding America in a program known as FoodShare that will allow the company to donate all of its leftover prepared meals to food banks. With this program the FDC will pick up the food each day at 7,600 Starbucks-operated U.S. locations, and Feeding America will redistribute it. The process, from food leaving the store to it reaching those who need it most, takes 24 hours or less. 70 billion pounds of food are wasted in the U.S. every year. Starbucks says it aims to donate 100% of what is left over at participating outposts, estimating it will be able to donate almost 5 million meals at the end of its first year participating in the FoodShare program.