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.

"Yum! Brands is proud to be the founding partner of the Food Donation Connection. Collectively, our KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands have donated in excess of 115 million pounds of prepared food to those in need since 1992. Food Donation Connection provides the tools and resources to easily and effectively manage a food donation program. Together we can make a difference in the fight to end world hunger."
    --Mary Dossett, Manager Community Affairs, Yum! Brands

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. Yum! Brands has also launched World Hunger Relief Week to make a difference in the effort to stop world 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."
    --Anthony Walker, VP, Corporate Tax, Darden Corporation

Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52) donate their surplus food in the United States and in their Canadian Red Lobster restaurants. Darden includes their Harvest Food Donation Program as part of their community service and company sustainability effort.


"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, Tax Manager, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

The Cheesecake Factorydonate 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.


CraftWorks Restaurants (Old Chicago Pizza, Rock Bottom, Chop House) is dedicated to combating hunger in the communities in which they live and operate restaurants.