As part of Hunger Action Month and the launch of their FoodShare program, Starbucks Partners donated their time and energy by volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on September 14, 2018.
The Starbucks team prepared food kits for low-income seniors, which will be distributed through one of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s senior nutrition programs. This program serves more than 28,000 seniors each month in Los Angeles County.
“When you think about food, that is one of the basic needs as humans. And for Starbucks to be able to provide that to different communities is amazing,” shared Starbucks Regional Vice President Miguel Lozano.
To kick off the event, Miguel presented the Food Bank’s President and CEO, Michael Flood, with a grant for $10,000. In total, Starbucks has donated more than $1 million dollars to fighting hunger in Los Angeles County.
Starbucks is working with food banks across America, including the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, to provide nourishing, ready-to-eat meals to people in need. Through an innovative strategic partnership with Feeding America®, Starbucks has set a goal to rescue 100% of unsold food each night from its more than 8,000 U.S. company-operated stores. Working with Feeding America, Starbucks will help provide ready-to-eat, nourishing meals – including breakfast sandwiches, Paninis, Bistro Boxes and salads – to help the millions of people who struggle with hunger in America.
Programs like FoodShare not only help individuals facing hunger; they affect our entire community and the future of our society. Food insecurity and lack of nutrition have been proven to affect a child’s development and learning. Read more about the FoodShare Program here.