CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Southeast Missouri Food Bank has received a $2,000 grant.
According to the Food Bank, he grant is part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation.
The grants program is in its second year. The grant helps each Darden-owned restaurant help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs, according to the Food Bank.
The donation will support Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s BackPacks For Friday program to Cape Girardeau schools.
“The support from our local Darden partners, Olive Garden and Red Lobster, has been incredible,” said Karen Green, Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s Executive Director “not only do they financially support the program, but throughout the year employees volunteer their time to help further the Food Bank’s mission.”