Every year we see TONS of money and food waste from establishment’s such as coffee and grocery chains, roughly $31B…even though the food is perfectly edible!
So I am loving this idea that Starbucks announced yesterday…
“The coffee chain announced Wednesday it will partner with an agency called Food Donation Connection to expand on an existing project. Since 2010, Starbucks has been collecting pastries at the company’s 7,600 stores after they can no longer be sold to customers, and working with FDC to get them to food banks and homeless shelters where they can be consumed.”-CBC Business Article
Now all we have to do is get Starbucks Canada in on this and we’re golden!! I should also add that this was mentioned….
“In Canada we currently have measures in place to donate unused food and are working to formalize the practices so that we can maximize our efforts in this market,” Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick said. We are learning from the rollout of the program in the US. and are currently exploring the best way to expand this program in the most local relevant way.”-CBC Business Article
This all came about from a French law that that was put into place that required grocery stores to donate all unused food to charities or farms to use to feed animals or compost!!