January 05, 2017
Fighting hunger is central to what we do. We are a grocery store. Thus, providing food for people in need is one of our most important giving priorities.
In 2016, Trader Joe's donated more than $341 million worth of product to food banks (up from $321 million in 2015).
Trader Joe's long running policy is to donate products that are not fit for sale but are safe for consumption. Each store has a designated Donation Coordinator, whose responsibilities include working with local food banks, food pantries, and/or soup kitchens in their communities to facilitate donations, seven days a week.
We continuously strive to improve our processes in our efforts to reduce food waste and provide hunger relief.