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From Hungry to Feeding the Hungry


Two years ago, Shaneka Jimerson and her three children were living in a car in Orlando after she lost her telemarketing job and couldn’t afford rent — but she hadn’t hit bottom yet. That day came when her car caught fire.

National Recreation and Park Association and Darden Foundation Sow Seeds of Sustainability

Grant program will enable low-income families to receive fresh, local produce harvested from local community gardens
Press Release

May 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation are partnering on the Grow Your Park grant program to fund community garden projects in 15 communities.  The community gardens will specifically benefit low-income community members providing fresh, local produce that they can grow on their own at low- to no-cost.

#DardenDigest: Water Wranglers: How Florida Ranchers are Rounding Up Water


Beef is a significant part of our restaurants’ menus, making up 13 percent of Darden’s supply chain. Over the past year, Darden has supported efforts among cattlemen and cattlewomen to “make continuous improvements in the sustainability of the global beef production process.” One of those efforts has been in Florida in partnership with the Audubon Society. Through support from the Darden Foundation, Audubon is enabling ranchers to adopt best management practices by storing water on their ranchlands.

Darden Digest: Striving for High School Diplomas and Bright Futures


This year 1 million high school students, one in four, are projected to fail to graduate with their classes. However, one organization is working tirelessly to reduce these statistics. The Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) works to create “bright futures” for our youth across the nation. Twenty-eight percent of BGCA alumni say they would have dropped out of high school if not for their involvement with a local Boys & Girls Club. And more than half of BGCA alumni say BGCA saved their lives.

Back to School: How Peer Mentors Inspire Other Youth to Dream Big


With "Back to School" season upon us, many rising high school seniors are getting excited about their future plans for life after high school.

Enabling Employees to Make a Real Difference in their Backyards


Our employees are incredibly passionate about making a difference in their communities. We see inspiring examples of this every day - from volunteerism and food donations to local disaster relief efforts - and our restaurant teams are in a position to identify and understand specific needs unique to their region.

Darden Foundation Grants $150,000 For Low-Income College Students

Partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and academic support to 40 low-income students
Press Release

LOS ANGELESOct. 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the leading provider of college scholarships to Hispanics across the country, and the Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation (Darden Foundation) have launched a new program to expand scholarship opportunities and academic support for low-income college students.

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