Skip to comments.Canaan (CT) woman asks Dunkin Donuts to donate its leftovers
Posted on 01/07/2014 3:02:38 PM PST by matt04
A Connecticut woman has started a petition asking officials at Dunkin Donuts to donate the uneaten leftovers to those less fortunate.
After a visit to her local Dunkin Donuts in Canaan, Nancy Lewis noticed that "large amounts" of food was being thrown out.
"I couldn't believe it when I found out how wasteful my local Dunkin' Donuts is," Lewis in a statement Friday. "Every day when new donuts arrive, my local store gathers up their leftover donuts and muffins and throws them into the dumpster."
Lewis went on say that the store's employees were not allowed employees to take any of the food home with them.
What was worse, Lewis said there is a food bank located a block away.
"They won't donate these perfectly good leftovers to the needy," Lewis said.
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Donuts for the poor... What would Michelle say about that?
Is someone stopping her from donating? Typical leftist: I want so-and-so to give such-and-such to those poor people.
But it makes her feel good, right?
Exactly. She has so many good intentions for other peoples' money. She gets to feel good about herself and she doesn't have to take one red cent out of her pocket to do so.
Since she claims the food is being thrown out, I don't see any problem with the chain donating them to local food banks........
In some places they’re forbidden by local Health Dept. ordinances from doing so.
Maybe they could get a tax write-off for charitable donation.
I’ve eaten day old Dunkin Donuts before. Trust me, the “less fortunate” are better off without them.
I have been the "less fortunate" ... trust me, day old (or even older) doughnuts would have been great!
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All fast food restaurant throw out a lot of food daily. It cannot be donated for any cause or reason. My son worked at the local McDonalds after high school and was disgusted by their waste. But it is the law of the land. Liberal policy overseers do not want wasted food to go to the poor. According to these liberal wonks,the poor deserve better than our leftovers.
It just astounds me how journalists are always the least curious, least qualified people for the job of reporting the news. Had the crew at Eyewitness News 3 bothered to call any Dunkin’ Doughnuts they would find that A)Giving away old doughnuts is like giving food to stray cats and pretty soon your paying customers are swamped with indigents waiting for the free stuff and B)The local health department likely will not allow them to give away food deemed to old for sale to the public. These are both lessons learned by a local bagel shop in my town.
There could be a legal issue at play where DD does not want to be sued for giving away spoiled food.
Why buy them then? Just go to the food bank for them.
Once food leaves DD premises, DD has no control over whether it gets properly refrigerated, etc. DD does NOT want somebody in a food bank to get sick, decide it was from leftover DD food, and sue.
A number of restaurants do give away their leftovers to the food bank....I think the secret is that they give it to the food bank, then the stray cats swarm the food bank, not your establishment.
Why doesn’t she just go into the dumpster and get them?
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