Harvest Donor Partners
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.
Darden Restaurants ( Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Eddie V's, Yard House) donate their surplus food in the United States and in their Canadian restaurants.
What Our Donors Have to Say
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
“Instead of throwing away surplus food that is safe to eat, the Harvest program allows Yum! Brands to donate to local hunger relief organizations in countries around the world. This delivers a triple benefit: Food stays out of landfills to prevent environmental impact, nonprofits benefit from the donations and our restaurants give back to local communities. Since 1992, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell have donated over 180 million pounds of food to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations. It’s an honor to know that we’ve partnered with Food Donation Connection since the inception of the food donation program and commend FDC for helping reduce waste across the restaurant industry.”
-- Jon Hixson, VP of Global Government Affairs & Sustainability;
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 Shapiro, Senior Tax Manager, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
At McDonald’s we appreciate the work Food Donation Connection has done and is still doing to help our owner operators develop and launch their surplus food donation programs and connect with local food kitchens. They have been a valuable partner in the expansion of the program across the United States.”
-Ian Olson, US Sustainability Director, McDonald’s USA
Nando’s has been donating its surplus chicken to charity for three years now. It wouldn’t have been possible without the vision and support of Food Donation Connection. While others said it couldn’t be done with cooked chicken, FDC introduced us to their system that enabled us to do it simply and safely. And better than that they provided us with significant support to get our systems up and running. Our restaurant teams love building relationships with their local charities and have started supporting them in ways beyond just donating chicken. We owe FDC a great debt.”
-Bob Gordon, Do the Right Thing Manager, Nando’s UK