Trader Joe’s Donated – Instead of Wasting – 35,000 Pounds of Food When Coolers Malfunctioned

By Natural Blaze staff

A Trader Joe’s had ample opportunity to chuck their perishable goods into the dump after refrigerators unexpectedly malfunctioned. Many grocery stores presumably do this. Instead, the chain blessed those in need and proved that practices that support food waste need to go!

Interestingly, this act of donation appears to be a policy for the large national chain that offers somewhat healthier and affordable foods.

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GNN reports:

The Trader Joe’s of Kalamazoo, Michigan experienced some technical difficulties in their cooling system on Wednesday. Most businesses in the food industry – if faced with the same dilemma – would simply call a mechanic and attempt to save the food before it all goes bad and ends up in the garbage.

Trader Joe’s policy, however, requires their stores to donate all of their perishables

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