Starbucks has quickly become a Canadian favourite, outshining basically every other corporate coffee chain in the country. The brand became even more popular after ditching plastic straws for good last year. Needless to say, Starbucks basically owns the hearts of all coffee-loving Canadians right now.
TL;DR Starbucks Canada has partnered with Second Harvest to announce the expansion of their FoodShare program into Canada. The program will start by donating unsold food from 250 stores in the GTA and expand across the country by the end of 2019. More details below.
As if Starbucks couldn't get any better, the company has just announced that they'll be expanding their FoodShare program to Canada.
Second Harvest, a partner with Starbucks in the program, made the announcement early this morning via Twitter. FoodShare not only donates unsold pastries and baked goods to local shelters, but ensures that ready-to-eat, nourishing meals that haven't been sold over the course of a day are transported to those in need.
We're thrilled to announce our partnership with @StarbucksCanada to rescue 100% of food available to donate from their stores in the GTA.— Second Harvest (@SecondHarvestCA) February 4, 2019
We never want to see great food being thrown away & #StarbucksFoodShare program will ensure any unsold, excess will be rescued. #foodrescue pic.twitter.com/P0JHlihL5l
The Canadian FoodShare program will be launching on February 22 in Toronto, with potential for reaching other major cities across the country later this year. To put that in perspective, the program will start off by donating food from 250 Starbucks locations — which is equivalent to 390,000 meals annually.
Once active across the country, over 1100 Starbucks stores will be donating 1.5 million meals annually.
The FoodShare program has been donating 50 million meals annually across the States, so it's about time that the program hits Canada.
With Starbucks Canada making the commitment to donate 100% of all their unsold food to local shelters, there's no doubt that the coffee giant is officially the country's new caffeine stop.
For more information on Starbuck's FoodShare program, click HERE.