This grocery store donates food that would have otherwise been destroyed after cooler malfunction
Trader Joe’s grocery store in Michigan suffered a refrigerator malfunction last Wednesday. Any other grocery store would’ve trashed all the perishable food items but Trader Joe’s policy, however, requires their stores to donate all of their perishables to charity.
So the store donated all 35,000 pounds of their perishable goodies to Kalamazoo Gospel Mission: a local shelter that serves over 600 meals to the city’s homeless every day.
Though 95% of their food is donated, the ministry says that the Trader Joe’s donation is the single largest contribution that they have ever received.
Greg Weaver, Director of Food Service at the mission, said, “They called us and we were able to mobilize a team within an hour that consisted of staff and volunteers.”