Olive Garden's most popular event, Never Ending Pasta Bowl, is back for a limited time! This year, in conjunction with Never Ending Pasta Bowl, you can also contribute to a great cause by rounding up your check to the nearest dollar for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Until November 9, every guest at Olive Garden will have the option to round up his or her check to the nearest dollar on a debit or credit card, and we're donating 100% of the proceeds to BGCA.
This partnership is part of Olive Garden’s ongoing commitment to serve its local communities and in support of BGCA’s mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
To kick off this year’s partnership, on September 22, more than 700 Olive Garden restaurants across the country delivered an after-school pasta meal to their local BGCA Clubs in their communities. Our Olive Garden General Managers and team members served thousands of BGCA members and staff to celebrate BGCA’s mission and the bright futures of the BGCA Club kids.
Darden is proud of our restaurants’ partnerships with their local BGCA Clubs. In addition to Olive Garden, all our restaurant brands contribute to their local BGCA Clubs through volunteerism, hosting meals, Restaurant Community Grants or donations. Since the partnership began six years ago, Darden has generated more than $4.5 million for BGCA through the Darden Foundation, grand opening partnerships and Restaurant Community Grants.
BGCA has more than 4,100 Clubs serving nearly 4 million young people annually. The Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours.
The impact of BGCA and its programs can be seen across the country in the bright futures of our youth, such as Maryah Sullivan, the 2014 BGCA National Youth of the Year from the Joe R. Lee branch of BGCA. With BGCA, great futures start here.