The Food Bank of Delaware announced today a $7,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to assist in their efforts of providing help to people facing hunger.
The generous unrestricted grant will allow the Food Bank to allocate funds in areas the community needs the most, such as food for children and seniors.
“One in eight people struggle with hunger in Delaware, including more than 34,000 children,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “Hunger does not discriminate and there are many children, families and seniors who turn to our food bank for help. The Darden Foundation’s donation will go a long way for the people in our community.”
The Food Bank of Delaware works every day to provide healthy food for the people of Delaware. Last year, through its network of 536 partners, the Food Bank distributed more than 7.5 million pounds of food to Delawareans struggling to put meals on the table.
The Darden Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across the United States. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through their partnership with Feeding America and their network of 200 food banks across the nation. Local Darden restaurants include Olive Garden, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, LongHorn Steakhouse and Bahama Breeze.
Feeding America has worked alongside The Darden Foundation for six years in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to their ongoing support, the Feeding America network has been able to help provide even more nutritious meals to families in need.
To learn more about Feeding America, visit www.feedingamerica.org.