More than $16 million donated to Feeding America by the Darden Foundation since 2010

More than 136 million pounds of food donated through our Harvest program

More than 270 million meals provided for our neighbors in need

Our Partnership with Feeding America

Our Partnership with Feeding America

Food insecurity impacts individuals in every community within the United States. Feeding America estimates that more than 34 million people may face hunger, and the impact to people of color is disproportionately high. This reinforces the importance of our 13-year partnership with Feeding America, during which we have donated $16.3 million to help fight hunger.

Mobile Food PantriesDarden Restaurants is working with Feeding America to enhance mobile food pantry programs in areas with higher levels of food insecurity, including communities of color. Together with partners Penske Truck Leasing and Lineage Logistics, Darden is helping to provide mobile food pantries to local Feeding America food banks. So far, 35 Feeding America food banks have received a 26-foot refrigerated box truck to help increase access to nutritious food and address transportation needs.

Our Harvest Program

Our restaurants participate in our Harvest food donation program in partnership with Food Donation Connection to help fight hunger in their local community. Each day, team members collect wholesome, surplus food that was not served to guests and prepare it for weekly donation to food banks and other nonprofit partners. By harvesting excess nutritious food like pasta, steak, chicken, vegetables and soup, our restaurants provide an immediate impact in their community – rather than disposing of it.

What We Donate

Fighting Hunger in Our Hometown

Orlando has been our home since 1968, and food insecurity has risen to affect as many as one in eight of our neighbors in Central Florida. To help address hunger in our hometown, we support a number of local organizations that provide nutritious meals for those in need, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Seniors First, and Meals on Wheels… Learn More