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Excess Food From Disney Parks Closures Being Donated to Local Food Bank

Excess Food From Disney Parks Closures Being Donated to Local Food Bank second-harvest-voluntEARS

UPDATE – 3/18/20: Disneyland Paris has donated 15 tons of surplus food to local and national associations in France such as Secours Populaire Français and Restaurants du Cœur, following Disney’s decision to close Disneyland Paris through the end of the month. Resort cast members jumped in to assist with identifying, collecting, and redistributing fresh products – including salads, fruit, dairy and more – as quickly as possible.

UPDATE – 3/17/20: Walt Disney World Resort cast members joined the Distribution Services team that oversees collection and delivery of donations to help their local communities by sharing surplus food inventory like fresh salads, greens and expertly cooked hot items with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

During the temporary closure this month of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, excess food inventory will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

The closure has created an excess inventory including items such as dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods, and banquet meals. Second Harvest Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in Orange County.

Since 2014, the Disneyland Resort has operated a food donation program through which prepared, unserved food from select locations is regularly donated to support those in need within the local community. This program is in addition to the food scraps diversion program, which also supports our environmental efforts in reducing food waste.

Last year, the Disneyland Resort donated over 20,000 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County through the food donation program, and Disney VoluntEARS regularly volunteer there, supporting the mission of ending hunger.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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