Chattanooga Area Foodbank to Receive Grant From Darden Restaurants

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

On Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., six local restaurants will present a $6,000 grant to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank through Darden Restaurants’ Restaurant Community Grants program. The donation will be made by the LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in Chattanooga, and the LongHorn and Olive Garden in Hixson. The event will take place at the food bank, located at 2009 Curtain Pole Rd.


The Restaurant Community Grants were made possible by the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc.

, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. Now in its third year, the program empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs. Many restaurants worked together to award one nonprofit organization with a larger grant and make a greater impact in the community. Nonprofits receiving grants support one of Darden’s three key focus areas: education, preservation of natural resources and hunger relief.




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