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Programs Used: Retail Store Pick Up

How We Helped: Nutritious Food

Through our retail direct pickup program we rescue prepared foods with the help of our partner agencies. The partner agency is responsible for regular rescued food pickups each week from restaurants and retailers. They then take the food directly back to their food pantry for distribution. Starbucks, located in Fountain, participates in the retail direct pickup program with Care and Share. Store Manager, Cory Beery loves working for a company that cares so much about its employees and giving back to its community. Care and Share has connected Starbucks and Connections 4 Life Center in Fountain to rescue prepared food three times per week. At the end of each day, the Mesa Ridge Starbucks team reviews products on their shelves and pulls products from the bakery and pastry racks. Food is packaged in containers for Connections 4 Life to pick up. Both Cory and the Mesa Ridge Starbuck employees feel good knowing that their products are going to help feed our neighbors in need and not into a landfill as waste. We encourage  you to visit Cory and the employees of Starbucks at 6845 Mesa Ridge in Fountain. To learn more about Connections 4 Life, visit


Have you heard the exciting news about Starbucks partnering with Feeding America, our parent organization? Click here to learn more.


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