#childsafety | Disneyland donations by the numbers during the pandemic – Orange County Register


Disneyland has donated more than $20 million in the past year as the coronavirus pandemic closed Disney’s Anaheim theme parks with surplus food and merchandise going to local community organizations and childcare essentials helping families in need.

The donations from Disneyland have ranged from novelty Mickey Mouse plush toys to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge popcorn buckets to essential food pantry items.

SEE ALSO: Disneyland hosts food bank for cast members and local residents

Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and other California theme parks closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and are unlikely to return to full operation until spring or summer under COVID-19 health and safety reopening guidelines issued by the state.

Since the closure of Disney’s Anaheim theme parks, Disneyland donations have included:

  • 500,000 pounds of food shipped to local food banks
  • 258 shipping pallets of Mickey Mouse and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge popcorn buckets and novelty sipper cups
  • 265 shipping pallets of Disney plush toys and reusable bags
  • 21 shipping pallets of Disneyland clothing and apparel

SEE ALSO: Disney donates $5 million to social justice causes

Disneyland food donations have ranged from fresh vegetables to frozen meat to pantry items. The food donations have also featured signature dishes prepared by Disney chefs — including Walt Disney’s favorite chili.

Early in the pandemic, Disneyland contributed all packaged snacks from the resort to support food distributions in Anaheim’s school districts.



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