Disneyland Resort Donating Excess Food During Temporary Closure

Kyleigh Johnson

by , External Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort has an ongoing commitment to reducing food waste, and during the temporary closure of Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will be donating excess food inventory to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

While closely following food safety guidelines, excess inventory of dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods and banquet meals is being donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, whose mission is to end hunger in Orange County.

Since 2014, the Disneyland Resort has operated a food donation program through which prepared, unserved food from select locations is regularly donated to support those in need within the local community. This program is in addition to the food scraps diversion program, which also supports our environmental efforts in reducing food waste.

Last year, the Disneyland Resort donated over 20,000 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County through the food donation program, and Disney VoluntEARS regularly volunteer there, supporting the mission of ending hunger.


  • This is a wonderful plan. There is a silver lining to all of this hysteria.

  • Great Job Disney! Always making magic….even in tragedy. So glad they did this

  • This is great! I just took the Culinary Tour at DCA yesterday. We found out about the park closure during the tour. I asked what they were going to do with all the excess food. This answers my question! How wonderful to hear about this!! Great job Disneyland!!

  • How generous and also nice to see that life does indeed go on!


  • A sincere thank you to the Disney Company for this action. A wise, and compassionate way to help less fortunate neighbors.

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