Donation Process

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The quality, wholesome prepared food donated from restaurants is a welcomed addition in the total effort to eliminate hunger in the United States – The food is deeply appreciated by the food rescue programs committed to serving those who experience hunger. Our Donor Partners understand that, when prepared food is involved, a small amount at a time can rapidly build up to make a big difference.

"For more than 20 years, Yum!, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell have been committed to solving hunger in the U.S. through our Harvest food donation program. Through Harvest, our restaurants donate more than 10 million pounds of food annually to partner agencies nationwide. It’s inspiring that since 1992, Harvest has grown into the world’s largest prepared food donation program, contributing 173 million pounds of food to over 3,000 nonprofit organizations in the U.S. We’re also excited to continue expanding Harvest globally this year.”
    --Jonathan Blum, Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs and Global Nutrition Officer , Yum! Brands, Inc.

Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell,) has donated surplus food through the YUMeals Harvest Program since 1992.  See more about their commitment to working to alleviate hunger.

"Darden is excited to donate high-quality wholesome food and help struggling families in our local communities. FDC manages the Darden Harvest Program and ensures that the program runs smoothly."
    --Angela Simmons, VP, Corporate Tax, Darden Corporation

Darden Restaurants ( Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52) donate their surplus food in the United States and in their Canadian restaurants.

"The Cheesecake Factory is excited to help people in our communities by donating wholesome food. FDC does a fabulous job managing the Cheesecake Factory Harvest Program! "
    --Michelle Nachman, Senior Tax Manager, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

The Cheesecake Factory donate their surplus food from their restaurants throughout the United States as part of the Harvest Program.

Chipotle Mexican Grill currently donates surplus food from all United States and Canadian locations.