A theme park and resort the size of Disneyland has to be ready to feed tens of thousands of guests a day and have the storage and kitchens to prepare all that food. But what happens when the parks are forced to close due to a public health emergency like the one resulting from the Coronavirus spread?
Well Disneyland is doing the right thing (not that we expected anything different) and donating their excess food inventory to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County during the temporary closure.
This will reduce food waste while helping make sure families who might face challenges during this period.
According to a statement from the Disneyland Resort:
“While closely following food safety guidelines, excess inventory of dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods and banquet meals is being donated Second Harvest Food Bank, whose mission is to end hunger in Orange County.”
Disneyland already had a food donation program that sent prepared, unserved food from select locations to those in need throughout the local community. The program has been running since 2014 and has helped non-profits while reducing waste and supporting the environment.
As part of this program last year, Disneyland donated over 20,000 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County through the food donation program, and Disney VoluntEARS regularly volunteer there, supporting the mission of ending hunger.
Way to go Disneyland! Yet another example of why we’re proud to be Disney fans.