Disney to Donate Excess Food After Coronavirus Closures

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Many attractions have since closed due to the spread of coronavirus. After Thursday’s announcement that Disney will be temporarily closing all their parks and resorts both Disney World and Disneyland will be donating excess food that would have gone unused due to the unexpected closures. Disney Parks are known for having a long-time commitment to reducing food waste.

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Disneyland will donate excess food to Second Harvest Food Bank. The theme park will give excess inventory of dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods and unserved banquet meals to Second Harvest Food Bank, which aims to end hunger in Orange County. Disneyland Resort has operated a food donation program since 2014. Last year, the attraction donated more than 20,000 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank.

In order to help Central Floridians in need during this time, Walt Disney World Resort will donate their excess food inventory like fresh salads, greens and cooked hot items to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, as part of the ongoing Disney Harvest program. Launched in 1991, Disney Harvest collects excess food from locations throughout Walt Disney World, delivering it to feeding programs across Central Florida. 

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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