The Foodbank of Southern California

Darden Restaurants

The Foodbank of Southern California is proud to be a recipient of funding from the Darden Restaurant Foundation’s Community Grants Program. The program, now in its third year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs.

The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant in Downey is the local Darden restaurant supporting our work to feed hungry children, families, and seniors who have limited access to healthy food choices. The grant meets Darden’s priority to support hunger relief in the community.

“We strive to make a positive impact in all the communities our restaurants serve,” said Gene Lee, Darden’s president and chief operating officer. “Our employees are incredibly passionate about getting directly involved in their local communities, and our Restaurant Community Grants program enables each of our restaurant teams to make a difference right in their own backyard.” For more information about the Darden Foundation, please visit

Darden Restaurants, Inc., owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. The restaurant brands reflect a rich diversity of diners: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House.

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