Food pantry for Disney employees still fights hunger as donations fall
A statue of Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse outside the entrance to Cinderella's Castle at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. - Libo Tang/Dreamstime/TNS

Hit with a hefty dental bill, a Disney employee faced the choice of paying it or buying groceries. Another Disney worker’s infant son was diagnosed with food allergies and needed a specific, pricey formula when formula shortages were intensifying nationwide. The family found the bulk of their grocery budget was going toward feeding him. Both came to a Disney employee food bank called Cast Member Pantry for help. The nonprofit organization is not affiliated with the company, though Disney has donated money to it, founder Emily Lartigue said. Similar stories of people facing financial difficulti...