Starbucks UK supports Action Against Hunger's work with new food waste initiative.

By Action Against Hunger

Aug 28 2017

Starbucks supports Action Against Hunger by tackling food waste in UK stores.

From Wednesday 30th August Starbucks customers can support Action Against Hunger’s work to end child hunger around the world by going into store one hour before closing and grabbing a reduced sandwich or pastry.

During the last hour of trading in more than 350 company-operated Starbucks stores across Britain, any food nearing expiry that would otherwise be thrown out will be sold at a 50% discount. The entire sale of each item will in turn be donated to Action Against Hunger’s work to save the lives of malnourished children worldwide.  

Each reduced item will be labelled with a sticker or flag in store, supported by other in-store advertising.

“Right now there are 16 million children in the world suffering from the severest form of malnutrition," comments Action Against Hunger’s Fundraising and Communications Director, Matt White. "Every year between one and two million children die because they don’t have access to the right nutrition and healthy environment to grow up strong. By working together with Starbucks and their customers we aim to reduce food waste whilst raising money to save children’s lives where food security is threatened most – from Yemen and Iraq, to the countries currently at risk of famine, including South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria.”

Please help support the campaign by choosing a reduced item when you're next in Starbucks.

For more information about Action Against Hunger’s corporate partnerships or how your organisation can get involved, visit our corporate page.

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