Published On: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017

LongHorn Steakhouse Fights Hunger In the Delray Beach Community

According to Feeding America, one in eight Americans is food insecure. That’s just one of the reasons why LongHorn Steakhouse has a long-standing tradition of feeding those who need it most in our local community.

For 14 years, the company’s more than 490 restaurants nationwide have participated in LongHorn Steakhouse Harvest. Through this program, restaurants gather unused, surplus food each week and prepare them for donation to a local nonprofit organization. Items like meat, potatoes, and vegetables are donated to organizations, such as Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach.

To date, the LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in the West Palm Beach area have donated more than 294,000 pounds of food to local nonprofits. Locally, the Delray Beach LongHorn regularly donates to Caring Kitchen. Additionally, the Boynton Beach location partners with The Soup Kitchen, Inc.

LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants nationwide have donated more than 17.2 million pounds of food to local community food banks through the program since 2003. This donation equates to 14.3 million meals.

All Darden Restaurants brands, including Olive Garden, participate in the Harvest food donation program. Together, the family of brands has donated 100 million pounds of food – or 83.3 million meals – to nonprofits nationwide.

But that’s not all. In addition to the Harvest program, the Darden Foundation recently donated $1.7 million to Feeding America to further hunger relief efforts. Of that amount, $491,000 was donated on behalf of all LongHorn Steakhouse locations, like the one here in the Delray Beach area.

 

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