DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens announced that it will continue to donate discontinued and mildly distressed products from its distribution centers to America’s Second Harvest, a nationwide network of food banks. Last year, the initiative garnered nearly 6 million pounds of products, providing approximately 8 million people in need with food and a wide range of personal items.
Donated items, which are screened for safety, range from a scratched box of cereal or slightly dented canned goods to household supplies, discontinued toiletries and other personal items.
“We have long-standing relationships with many local Second Harvest affiliates, and we applaud the invaluable service they provide in local communities,” said Walgreens director of community affairs John Gremer. “We know that people often find their way to these food pantries in need of much more than a decent meal for their families. As one of the nation’s largest suppliers of basic necessities, we are delighted to be able to help meet this need.”