Starbucks Teams Up With Feeding America To Kick Off “FoodShare” in San Diego

America’s favorite coffee chain, Starbucks, is about to launch its latest charity project. Starbucks officials announced on August 30th that they are starting the very first Starbucks “FoodShare” program in their San Diego stores.

This FoodShare program is intended to help the disadvantaged and homeless by providing them with food items from 190 participating Starbucks locations in the San Diego area. Some analysts estimate that Starbucks will be able to donate over 750,000 pounds of food to San Diego Feeding America food banks each year.

So, how does this project work? It is actually quite simple. First, Starbucks employees will collect food items like Bistro Boxes, yogurts, and salads that are still good at the end of their shifts. Then, all of this food will be taken by FoodShare refrigerated vans every day of the week to be re-distributed into the community.

Within only five years, Starbucks hopes to be able to collect all of the available food for donation across the USA. This translates to about 5 million meals.

Al Brislain, the CEO of Feeding America San Diego, is very excited to be working with Starbucks on this pilot venture. He told reporters that Starbucks has been actively exploring ways to create a meaningful change in combatting hunger through their partnership with Feeding America. He hopes this will be a successful pilot program to combat hunger in American communities.

Starbucks has not released any information on whether they will try to expand this project to locations in foreign countries. For now, all eyes will be on San Diego to see the positive effects this partnership will have on the local community.

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