Food donations in the U.S.
In the U.S., the McDonald’s Food Donation Program in partnership with Food Donation Connection has 868 registered restaurants and has donated over 630,000 pounds of food to charities in need, as of January 2019.
Round in circles
In the U.K., food waste from kitchens is taken to an anaerobic digestion plant which makes renewable energy. Microorganisms break down the food, turning it into bio-fertilizer for farmers, and biogas for the national grid and dairy businesses, where heat is used to pasteurize the milk and power the packing lines. Fresh organic milk is then transported to McDonald’s restaurants across the U.K. – the full circle!
In Australia, we’re working with logistics partner Martin Brower Australia to support Foodbank, a nonprofit organization that provides food to charities and community groups. The partnership has resulted in regular donations of surplus food to Foodbank’s recipients, avoiding it being sent to landfill.