Starbucks has been working with the FDC since 2010 to donate leftover pastries, and have now found a way to add perishable foods to the pick up at the end of the day.
Brand manager Jane Maly said in a press release:
"The challenge was finding a way to preserve the food's quality during delivery. 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."
Starbucks plans to donate 100% of left over products at participating stores, estimating about 5 million meals will be donated at the end of the FoodShare program's first year!
That will make a HUGE impact, as Feeding America notes that 70 billion pounds of food are wasted in the States every year!
We think this is an AH-Mazing idea, and hope that other restaurants start follow suit. After all, all food is beautiful and deserves to be eaten equally!