In the United Kingdom, United States and Hong Kong, Pret donates over 1.7 million products to charities working with the hungry every year. In the U.S., all of our shops donate food to local charities working with the hungry. In New York, that's City Harvest, in Washington, DC it’s Thrive DC, in Chicago it’s The Greater Chicago Food Depository and in Boston it's The Boston Rescue Mission. Last year, we donated over 400,000 pounds of top quality food making us one of City Harvest’s top 10 food donors.
We prefer to work with long-term charity partners to ensure as much food gets to the needy as possible every night. It's better our natural food goes to people who really need it and not into the bin.