Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank receives grant

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank announced it has been selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc.

The grants program, now in its third year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs.

The donation will enable the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to provide additional support for the Adopt-a-Senior program.

Darden’s Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House brands participated in the program. Many restaurants and brands worked together to award one nonprofit organization with a larger grant and make a greater impact in their community.

The Adopt-A-Senior program’s purpose is to improve the quality of life of seniors with limited incomes by allowing them to stretch their budgets so that they do not have to choose between paying for medications, paying utility bills, paying for transportation or buying food. It provides basic, shelf-stable food once a month for the period of a year to qualified at-risk seniors.