Disney is doing its part to support local communities in the wake of growing Coronavirus concerns. In a recent post by the Disney Parks Blog, it has been announced that Walt Disney World Resort will donate excess food to Second Harvest Food Bank during its temporary park closure. The donation will be a part of the Disney Harvest Program.
The Disney Parks Blog detailed the efforts, stating,
“To help other Central Floridians in need during this time, Walt Disney World Resort will donate excess food inventory like fresh salads, greens and expertly cooked hot items to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, as part of the ongoing Disney Harvest program. Launched in 1991, Disney Harvest collects excess and unserved food from locations throughout Walt Disney World, delivering it to feeding programs across Central Florida.”
“Second Harvest Food Bank is known for their vital work addressing critical food needs in Central Florida, and we know the important role we play in helping to bring meaningful solutions to our community in times of great need.” said Tajiana Ancora-Brown, Director of External Affairs at Walt Disney World Resort.”
The Disney Harvest Program started in 1991, has helped provide over one million meals to people in need this year alone. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida supports over 40 Orlando-area nonprofits, so the outreach of Disney’s food donation will be very significant.
It comes as no surprise that Walt Disney World Resort is taking this step to support its local communities. We had previously reported that Disneyland Resort also announced that it would be donating excess food due to its momentary closure. Disney is also known for its VoluntEARS program, in which Cast Members volunteer their time to organize and distribute food donations.