Disney takes the time to Feed the Children

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So you’re at Walt Disney World and you’re hungry. Not a problem! At the more than 475 eateries across the Resort, including snack carts, fast food and full-service restaurants, nearly 6,000 different dishes are available around the World, from pre-meal appetizer to post-dinner dessert, from morning coffee to evening nightcap.


  • 10,000 dessert soufflés are baked at Victoria & Albert’s.
  • 63,000 Cobb salads are tossed at The Hollywood Brown Derby.
  • 1.3 million pounds of turkey drumsticks are consumed at Walt Disney World Parks.
  • 70,000 orders of meatloaf and mashed potatoes are ordered at the 50’s Prime Time Café.
  • 1 million pounds of watermelon are served at Walt Disney World Resort.

That’s a lot of food! In fact, it’s too much. More than 50,000 pounds of food go uneaten each month at Walt Disney World Resort. That provision, however, does not go to waste. The Disney Harvest Food Program collects and donates the excess prepared food that has not been served to the homeless of Central Florida.

The Disney Harvest truck, in cooperation with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, delivers to 48 agencies each week, providing nutritious meals to over 1,000 children in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The organization distributed over 700,000 pounds of food in 2010 alone.

You can help too!

We often think of underprivileged nations suffering and in need, but 12 million children in America alone are at risk of going hungry. Several recent natural disasters, like the Alabama tornadoes and the Mississippi River flooding, have displaced families and destroyed many homes.

A national organization, Feed the Children, has made it their goal to prevent hunger in the United States and around the world. Feed The Children accepts donations not only for food, but for other life-sustaining products. They are currently in particular need of truckloads of the following products:

  • Water
  • Non-Perishable Items
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Baby Items
  • New Underwear

What can you do to help? Organize a group collection benefiting Feed the Children. You can assemble a group of like-minded friends from any area of involvement. Are you part of a home school support group? Are your kids in scouts? Do they attend church activities? Do they play organized sports? Do you work for a corporation who could sponsor a collection? Do you have neighbors willing to come together for a shared cause?

Get your friends together! Include your kids’ friends! Divide them into groups of five or ten and assign each group to collect an item listed above. To find a drop-off site or arrange for donation pickup, contact Feed the Children at P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, or phone 1-800-627-4556.

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