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On March 22nd, 2016 Starbucks announces a new food donation program in collaboration with Food Donation Connection and Feeding America that is set to provide 5 million meals in it’s first year!

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.

Way to go Starbucks! We hope that other food distributing companies will find inspiration to follow suite. I will be sure to enjoy my Starbucks coffee just little more from here on out 🙂

Story via Starbucks

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