After years and years of of taking all of my money through the lure of limited-time-only special edition drinks, Starbucks has decided to use their profits from stealing from the bank accounts of the rich to give back to the poor. Starbs released a statement today saying that instead of tossing their leftover ready-made food at the end of the day, they’ll now be donating this food through Feeding America.
This new program is called FoodShare, and by utilizing a donation system, Starbucks now estimates that they will be sending millions of food donations in this year alone to food banks all over the country. While Starbucks already donates their sweet baked goods, this decision to donate meals (such as their salads and sandwiches) will provide much-needed nutritional value to the donations they’re already making.
7,600 donation centers across the U.S. will soon start seeing these donations, but that’s just a small start from our favorite caffeine distributor. By the year 2021, Starbs plans to be donating 50 MILLION meals a year to charity. Big shout-out to Starbucks for starting to make the change that hopefully will set the precedent for many other companies, but in the meantime, you’re at least making me feel a little less guilty about throwing $6 for a Ventri iced triple skinny caramel latte your way..
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