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Starbucks tests new food share program

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SAN DIEGO (CBS News) - Starbucks recently announced a new five-year plan to donate 100-percent of its unsold food to charity. 

The coffee company's new program is being tested in San Diego. 

In San Diego, Jordan Jellison manages one of 30 Starbucks locations now donating all of their perishable foods every day.

"We are affected at a human level when we see something that's perfectly good that could feed needy families going to waste. For us it's real simple -- we just take that food, put it in a bag, zip tie it up -- put a date on it, put it in the fridge," he told CBS News correspondent John Blackstone

The food will now be delivered to food banks and agencies like the San Diego Rescue Mission.

Starbucks plans to donate five million meals to individuals and families in need this year and hopes to extend the program to all of its 7,600 company-operated stores in the U.S. over the next 12 months, according to CBS News. 

CBS News reports that the federal government believes 30 to 40 percent of the nation's food supply is wasted a year. In 2014, nearly one in seven Americans lived in households that at some point were unsure where the next meal would come from.

CBS News' John Blackstone takes a look at how it's making an impact. 

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