By Gwen Guerke, Communications Coordinator
On behalf of food-insecure Delaware residents, a big, hearty thank you goes out to Outback Steakhouse from the Food Bank of Delaware.
We gladly helped celebrate the official grand opening of the chain’s newest restaurant in Dover yesterday.
Grand opening ceremonies, officiated by the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, included an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting at the restaurant on DuPont Highway just north of Delaware State University.
For the Food Bank of Delaware, the ceremonies also symbolized a formal partnership between our agency and Outback Steakhouse. The restaurant, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., has agreed to accept interns from out Culinary School programs, and it also agreed to help with our mission to reduce food waste. Through its Harvest program, this restaurant’s leftovers will be donated to the Dover Interfaith Mission.
In addition, on Monday Dover Outback Steakhouse donated 50 percent from every total check to the Food Bank of Delaware.
“This is a win-win-win for hungry Delawareans,” said Milford Branch Director Chad Robinson, adding that our network of hunger relief partners, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters, receives more than 900,000 visits each year.
Judging by the full dining room during Monday’s lunch time, the Dover Outback will be embraced by residents and visitors to the state capital.
For more information on the Food Bank of Delaware, visit www.fbd.org.