As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise in the United States, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort have closed their doors.
Amid the closure, both parks will donate excess food to Second Harvest Food Bank.
During the temporary closure of @Disneyland, the resort will donate excess food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Details here: https://t.co/FFAiRMQ5qB pic.twitter.com/Phl9jpU2Qi— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) March 13, 2020
"While closely following food safety guidelines, excess inventory of dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods and banquet meals is being donated Second Harvest Food Bank," read a Disney blog post.
Both parks have an ongoing commitment to reducing food waste, donating over 1.2 million meals a year.
“We are deeply grateful to Disneyland Resort for their generous donation of food,” said Harald Herrmann, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, in a statement.
The closing of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure is schedule to last until the end of the month.
While they cite no reported cases of COVID-19, the park is closing after reviewing the governor of California's executive order.
March 13, 2020
Along with Disneyland, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Paris Resort and Disney Cruise Line are also suspending operation.
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