The challenge was to figure out how to abide by food safety policies that require baristas to discard salads, sandwiches and other refrigerated items after the designated expiration date even if the food could still be consumed. Starbucks invested in research and quality assurance testing to develop a way to safely donate fresh food. With the logistics figured out Starbucks announces FoodShare – a program to donate ready-to-eat meals to food banks from its 7,600 company-operated stores in the U.S. The company plans to rescue 100% of it’s left over food within the next 5 years.
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