It's clear that the My Starbucks Idea community share our passion to nurture the human spirit—one person and one neighborhood at a time. We've received a lot of suggestions on ways to reduce food waste while helping people who are struggling to put nutritious, high-quality food on the table.
I’m extremely excited to share that we’ve partnered with Feeding America and Food Donation Connection to do just that. Our world-class food safety processes allows us to donate our fresh ready-to-eat food—including breakfast sandwiches, bistro boxes, salads, and bakery items. Our goal is to share 100 percent of the food we can donate to those in need. That translates to millions of meals per year for the 1 in 7 Americans who struggle with hunger.
What’s even better is that the food we donate will be going to local food banks feeding people in the communities we serve. We are extremely proud of the store partners who have worked to bring the food donation program to life. Cheers to them, and to you for bringing this important issue to our attention—helping us create new ways to serve our communities and neighbors.