Don't Throw Out That Food!

With MealConnect, companies can help feed the hungry and stop fresh food from being thrown in the trash.
Mar 20, 2020 3:30 PM ET

By Rena Sarigianopoulos

We're seeing it happen in real time. Restaurants are closing or reducing operations to take out only. Corporate cafeterias abandoned as employees work from home, and hotels that have no guests, but still have all that fresh food.

"It allows them a free and easy way to connect with hunger relief agencies that can pick up that food within a very short window so they're not paying for transportation, and they can get that food out to those most in need in a pretty quick turnaround time," says Mary Jane Melendez with General Mills.

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Through MealConnect™, General Mills and Feeding America have made it easier than ever to connect donors with surplus food to their local Feeding America member food banks and their partners. MealConnect allows for easier pickups, easier tracking and easier receipt recording for any type of donation, all while reducing food waste and providing hunger relief in local communities.