The Tri-State Food Bank has received a $6,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger-relief to Tri-State families. The funds will be used to further its mission to ensure that everyone in the Tri-State will have access to adequate, nutritious food.

“Through our unique economic model, the $6,000 grant from The Darden Foundation will help provide up to 42,000 meals to families facing food insecurity” said Glenn Roberts, Executive Director for Tri-State Food Bank.

Tri-State Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America® network, is one of 193 food banks to receive this funding from The Darden Foundation. It is projected that this grant will enable Tri-State Food Bank to fund several initiatives, including weekend BackPack Programs, mobile pantries in rural areas, and meal boxes for low income senior citizens.

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.

The Darden brands include: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.