Olive Garden’s parent company partners with Feeding the Valley to increase food access in Midland

Olive Garden’s parent company partners with Feeding the Valley to increase food access in Midland
Olive Garden’s parent company partners with Feeding the Valley to increase food access in Midland (Source: Darden Restaurants)

MIDLAND, Ga. (WTVM) - Olive Garden’s parent company, Darden Restaurants, is partnering with Feeding the Valley Food Bank to help increase access to food in Midland.

Through a $500,000 grant from the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation, and support from its partners five Feeding America food banks, including Feeding the Valley, will receive a 26-foot refrigerated box truck to help increase access to nutritious food and address transportation needs.

“As a restaurant company, we are uniquely positioned to make a meaningful difference in the fight against hunger, and we are proud to partner with Feeding America to make a positive impact in communities where it is needed most,” said Gene Lee, Chairman and CEO of Darden. “Mobile food pantries are an important tool to help food banks meet the increased need caused by the pandemic. These vehicles will help Feeding America food banks in five different states directly distribute a large supply of food in their communities for years to come.”

Darden Restaurants and the Darden Foundation have a long-standing commitment to help fight hunger and have been partners with Feeding America for over 10 years.

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