CONNECTICUT FOOD BANK RECEIVES $9,000 DONATION
FROM THE DARDEN FOUNDATION TO HELP END HUNGER
WALLINGFORD, CONN., August 30, 2019 — The Connecticut Food Bank announced today a $9,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger-relief to families to help provide nutritious food to people in need in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties. The funds will be used to support the Connecticut Food Bank in sourcing, storing, and distributing nutritious food to people in need in the food bank’s six-county service area, where nearly 270,000 people struggle with hunger and more than 144,000 people visit a Connecticut Food Bank partner agency or program each month seeking food.
The Connecticut Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America® network, is one of 193 food banks to receive this funding from The Darden Foundation. It is projected that this grant will enable the Connecticut Food Bank to fund several initiatives, including its Child Hunger Impact Program serving school children and the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry.
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. Darden restaurants in the Connecticut Food Bank service area include 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.
To learn more about the Connecticut Food Bank, visit www.ctfoodbank.org.
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.
About the Connecticut Food Bank:
The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger, and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors, and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need. Last year through a network of nearly 700 community-based programs, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to provide more than 20.3 million meals. The Connecticut Food Bank provides food in six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties – where nearly 270,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram