The American coffee giant plans to donate 100% of its leftovers to combat hunger across the country. They will begin a program known as FoodShare to donate ready to eat food to food banks from its 7600 stores across America
Working with other charity groups, the chain’s aim is to provide nearly five million meals to people in need, The Independent reports.
Currently, an estimated 15 million children live in households in America where nutritious food is limited. A further 50 million Americans struggle to avoid hunger, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
Starbucks has аlso been working on a plan to minimize food waste since 2010 by working with Food Donation Connection to donate left over pastries.
Recently, the chain introduced a new way of battling the waste disposal issue, by clients, bringing their own cups and as an additional incentive, they would receive a 50 cent discount.