March 22, 2016
According to CNN, the concept started with the baristas – or employees – at the approximately 7,000 U.S. stores who voiced concerned over the amount of daily food waste.
Since 2010, Starbucks has been donating its unsold pastries, but sandwiches and salad, which came on to its menus slowly in recent years, were being disposed of daily when left unsold.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CNN that through this new initiative it plans to donate 5 million breakfast sandwiches, paninis and salads by the end of 2016.
Read more at CNN Money.