Disney To Donate Excess Food During Closure

With the COVID-19 Coronavirus raging across the world, Disney has made the decision to close its doors. For the first time in the history of the company all the parks, resorts, and stores will be closed. This is only the sixth time since it’s opening in 1955 that Disneyland has had an unscheduled closure of it’s theme parks.

Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Shanghai, Disneyland Tokyo, and Disneyland Hong Kong, as well as Disney Stores will also be closed. Disney Cruises have suspended operations for now.

But with this closure there is one positive coming from it, the hungry will have more food.

In a blog post, External Communications Manager of Disneyland Resort, Kyleigh Johnson announced that all excess food from Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

This continues an effort to support the local community and reduce food waste begun by Disneyland in 2014. According to the post Disneyland donated more than 20,000 meals last year.

The company plans to donate excess dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods and banquet meals to the food bank in this time. With no guests to serve the food that was already gathered for the foreseeable future there may be quite a bit of a food to hand out. That’s going to lead to a lot less hungry people in California, and that’s your Good News Story of the Day. Even out of darkness, comes light.

This is in addition to Disney World donating to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, which was announced in a separate blog post.

Story and Image from CBS News.

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