Kum & Go has severed its long-standing connection with the local nonprofit organization Eat Greater Des Moines, which had lasted for many years. Instead, they have decided to collaborate with the Iowa Food Bank.
According to Aubrey Alvarez, the executive director of Eat Greater Des Moines, there is a possibility that more food may wind up being wasted.
Alvarez said that Kum & Go informed her in September that the company would terminate the agreement it had formed the previous year (2018).
The Method Of Work
It works because Eat Greater Des Moines has collaborated with the gas station to collect unused food from its shops. However, according to Alvarez, the Food Bank of Iowa needs to possess the resources necessary to collect the food from the many sites around Polk County. According to Alvarez’s estimations, Kum & Go received tax deductions of $4.6 million as a result of the donated food.
What Are They Saying?
According to Meg Kayko, a waste reduction specialist for the company, Kum & Go decided to “streamline” the process of reporting its taxes and to ensure that food was being donated to organizations that were in compliance with the requirements for 501c3 organizations.
What We’re Keeping An Eye On?
Despite the fact that she admitted Eat Greater Des Moines was effectively tracking the funds. Axios phoned a number of suburban Kum & Go locations and verified with a food manager in Johnston that leftovers were being picked up in an inconsistent manner after the transition.
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