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    Long Island Cares Receives $4,000 Donation From The Darden Foundation To Help Relieve Hunger

    HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK, August 1, 2019Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank announced today a $4,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger-relief to Long Island families. The funds will be used to offset warehouse utility expenses that increased due to the additional trade mitigation product we are receiving.

    “We are extremely grateful to the Darden Foundation for supporting our operational expenses especially with an additional 2 million pounds of food coming into the warehouse before the end of the year,” said Peter Braglia, Chief Operations Officer, Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank. “We are grateful for this vital support.”

    Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America® network, is one of 193 food banks to receive this funding from The Darden Foundation.

    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

    Feeding America has worked alongside The Darden Foundation for seven years in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to their ongoing support, the Feeding America network has been able to help provide even more meals to families in need.

    To learn more about Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank visit licares.org.

    About Darden Restaurants and The Darden Foundation

    Darden is a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands that include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze and Eddie V’s. Our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ 185,000 team members in more than 1,700 restaurants. Together, we create memorable experiences for nearly 400 million guests each year in communities across North America.  The Darden Foundation works to bring to life our spirit of service through its philanthropic support of charitable organizations across the country. Since 1995, The Darden Foundation has awarded more than $90 million in grants to non-profit organizations such as Feeding America, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and American Red Cross. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

    Long Island Cares mission:

    Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is A Hunger Free Long Island.

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