19 Feb '13, 1pm

Restaurant Chains Donate Unserved Food to Families in Need

Restaurant Chains Donate Unserved Food to Families in Need

Two Red Lobster employees prepare food for donation through the Darden Harvest program. The program has donated more than 62 million pounds of unserved food to food banks and food rescue programs since 2003. Photo: Darden Restaurants About 40 percent of all edible food goes to waste in the United States, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council . At the same time, more than 50 million Americans are food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal will come from. The shocking contrast is enough to turn your stomach, but one Fortune 500 restaurant company is out to cut food waste totals down to size and turn what was once considered garbage into wholesome meals for hungry families. Darden Restaurants , which includes popular eateries such as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and Bahama Breeze, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Har...

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