Disneyland Is Donating Excess Food to Food Banks While the Park Is Closed

updated Mar 18, 2020
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Disneyland really is a magical place, and now they’re sharing that magic with those who may need some extra support during this crucial time. 

The Anaheim, California theme park has temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, and they decided to donate the excess food they would normally serve. Perishable items will be donated to a local food bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, so Disney can limit waste and give to a greater cause. 

“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,” said Kyleigh Johnson, external communications manager for Disneyland, in a Disney Parks Blog post.

Disneyland has always been dedicated to Second Harvest since 2014, and they have donated over 20,000 meals to them just last year. So, they are pretty passionately involved, and it is definitely only increasing now when things matter the most. 

Second Harvest took to Twitter in response, sharing in a tweet, “Thank you to the team at @DisneyParks for helping us #FeedOC during the parks temporary closure due to #coronavirus.”

If you would like to join in Disney’s efforts, you can find local food pantries and other causes in your area that may need your assistance. Whether it’s extra food or money, everything counts. And if you get through self-quarantine with leftover pantry items and other non-perishables, please donate — they will still go to great use even once the quarantine period is over.