Have I ever mentioned how cool Target is? Besides being super supportive of my transition, they’ve also donated non-food supplies to the wildlife rehab center I volunteer at, and now they’re letting me pick through the produce that gets tossed every day to take there for the animals.
This stuff is still good but can’t be sold because it’s past it’s sell-by date, and the woman in charge of grocery really hated having to throw away so much food every day. So now the rehab center gets all the free produce and yogurt they could ever need. On Friday my roommates and I took a trunkload of food over and completely filled their two fridges, and today I took over two more boxes. So now I don’t have to worry about what to feed the animals when I go in and the only thing in the fridge is withered lettuce and brown bananas. It’s such an awesome thing, and so rare for a company to be completely okay with donating food. The woman who runs the rehab center told me Meijer flat out refused to donate their produce.
Target also partners with Feeding America to donate shelf-stable food and supplies, and makes a point of salvaging and donating products that otherwise wouldn’t be sellable instead of throwing them away. They also have free peanut butter, jelly, and bread in the break room at all times, and make a habit of feeding us lunch once or twice a month and on every holiday. After working at Family Dollar for almost five years it’s so goddamn surreal to work for a company that gives a shit.