Disneyland Resort to Donate Excess Food During Closure

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The Disneyland Resort has had to shut its gates for the rest of March, to help contain the outbreak of COVID-19. During this unprecedented time, the parks will be closed to guests, and most Cast Members will be required to stay home, with pay. This means that for at least the next two weeks, the resort will need to make new contingencies for their usual operations.

To help combat excessive waste produced by the unexpected closure, Disneyland has announced that they will be donating excess food inventory from their parks to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Disney released a statement this week noting “While closely following food safety guidelines, excess inventory of dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods, and banquet meals is being donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, whose mission is to end hunger in Orange County.”

Disney has run a special food donation program since 2014 that seeks to support those in need through donations of prepared, unserved food from select resort locations. Last year, the Disneyland Resort 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.

Source: Disney Parks Blog