Harvest Hope Receives $12,000 Donation from The Darden Foundation to Help End Hunger

August 9, 2019

Harvest Hope Receives $12,000 Donation from The Darden Foundation to Help End Hunger

Harvest Hope Food Bank announced today a $12,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help with operational maintenance costs. The funds will be used to purchase four forklift batteries to increase efficiency in their warehouses in Columbia, Greenville and Florence.

“This grant from The Darden Foundation couldn’t have come at a better time,” says Harvest Hope CEO Wendy Broderick. “We are busy ramping up for the school year. Being able to purchase batteries for our forklifts will help us distribute more food and feed more children.”

Harvest Hope Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America® network, is one of 193 food banks to receive this funding from The Darden Foundation.

The Darden Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across the United States. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through their partnership with Feeding America and their network of 200 food banks across the nation. The Darden Foundation is locally affiliated with Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse.

Feeding America has worked alongside The Darden Foundation for seven years in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to their ongoing support, the Feeding America network has been able to help provide even more meals to families in need.

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About Darden Restaurants and The Darden Foundation

Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s. Our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ 185,000 team members in more than 1,700 restaurants. Together, we create memorable experiences for nearly 400 million guests each year in communities across North America.  The Darden Foundation works to bring to life our spirit of service through its philanthropic support of charitable organizations across the country. Since 1995, The Darden Foundation has awarded more than $90 million in grants to non-profit organizations such as Feeding America, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and American Red Cross. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

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