Darden Foundation Posted April 25, 2013 by admin


Darden Restaurant Grant Award Presentation

Restaurant Managers from all five Darden Restaurants present a grant check for $5,000 to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank for the Sack Pack program to feed children.

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank is proud to be one of 850 nonprofit agencies in the country to receive a grant from the Darden Foundation! In case you didn’t know, Darden Restaurants Inc. operates family favorite chains like Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Longhorn Steakhouse. Is your mouth watering yet?

Five of these local restaurants teamed up to designate each of their $1,000 funds to help feed hungry kids right here in Chattanooga! As a result, they donated $5,000 to provide 2,500 Sack Packs to area elementary school children who don’t have enough to eat on the weekends. Our Hunger Hero dream team came from these restaurants:

  • Red Lobster (Hamilton Place)
  • Olive Garden (Both Hixson and Hamilton Place!)
  • Longhorn Steakhouse (Both Brainerd and Hixson!)

Make sure to give them a big “Thanks” for feeding kids next time you drop in one of these eateries for a hearty meal.