Dunkin' Employee Fired for Giving Leftovers To the Homeless | 22 Words

A Dunkin' Donuts employee, who became well known for documenting his job on TikTok, has claimed he was fired for giving leftover food to the homeless, and it's gotten a lot of people talking...

Because homelessness has been a major issue for decades now...


And even though the problem is gradually being tackled, there are still way too many people living rough on the streets.

Did you know that there were 552,830 people counted as homeless here in America in 2018?


And the overall homeless population on a single night represents 0.2 percent of the total U.S. population or seventeen people per 10,000 in the population?

Totally shocking, we know.

It's an issue that doesn't seem to be getting solved...


And it's also an issue that's happening all around the world.

So many governments seem reluctant to properly acknowledge the matter...


And despite there being thousands of homeless charities and shelters out there, so many people living on the streets continue to go unnoticed.

And perhaps the worst thing about it is that these poor people have to go hungry for days on end...


Which is a very bitter thought knowing how much food gets wasted by supermarkets and restaurants every single day.

That is especially the case here in America...


So much food is thrown in the trash every single day by households, supermarkets, and restaurants... all of which could easily go to a homeless person.

Why many big supermarket chains and restaurants don't donate their leftover food to the homeless is a mystery...


And it seems that sadly, many of these companies really don't want their leftovers being put to good use.

Dunkin' Donuts is apparently one of those companies...


And one of their employees, who regularly takes to TikTok to give his followers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the donut giant, has just been fired after he tried to give their leftovers to the homeless.

People are, of course, gob-smacked and have been sharing their own shocking stories of working in hospitality around food waste...

Now, Bryan Johnston is quite popular on TikTok because of his former job role at Dunkin' Donuts...


And he has gained hundreds of thousands of followers from posting fun, behind-the-scenes videos of what it's like to be a Dunkin' employee.

But taking to TikTok recently, Bryan explained that it's company policy to dump 300+ leftover donuts instead of donating the food for free.


"We throw out so much food at the end of the day. I do get to bring some [donuts] home if I want to, but this is just the routine I have to follow," he said in one of his videos.

So many people would leave comments on his videos asking Bryan to donate some of the leftovers to homeless shelters or give to those on the streets...


And amazingly so, Bryan would oblige and would regularly pack up some of the leftovers that would have gone to waste and gave them to people like healthcare workers, firefighters, and the homeless.

However, this resulted in the donut giant taking disciplinary action against Bryan...


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And he was fired from his job.

"I got fired because corporate apparently contacted my manager about the video, and she went and fired me. Today was really, really hard because I love making videos for you guys. I made videos [giving donuts] to the firemen and the homeless, and I'm pretty sure that's what got me fired," he explained in one of his videos.

"Clearly, Dunkin' doesn't want me to people to see they're throwing away that many donuts, just because they don't want to pay people to give them to the homeless."


One user on TikTok asked the company directly about their practices, and Dunkin' responded saying it is "up to each individual franchise to decide what to do with leftovers."

Okay then...

We're sure Bryan will find another job very soon...


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And hopefully, it'll be at a place that will allow him to help those in need!