Amtrak merchants donate food


James Abbott

Through a partnership with Amtrak, the SHARE Food Program, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, several merchants of Amtrak’s 30th Street Station food court, including Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Wendy’s, Dunkin Donuts, and Au Bon Pain, are now making regular donations to local food cupboards. This food will go toward feeding families in University City instead of ending up in landfills and trash compactors. These merchants join a larger effort to reduce food waste through the University City District’s University City Food Recycling Project.

Through the program, surplus food is redirected toward neighborhood food cupboards, pantries, and soup kitchens, or to local composting facilities, producing organic compost that helps to grow nutritious food in University City.

Originally published on December 12, 2013