Darden Foundation Awards Grant to BBBSSWCT

Big Brothers Big Sister of SWCT and Darden Restaurants Partner to Advance Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut was chosen to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc. The grants program empowers each local restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award grants to support local community programs. Darden’s Olive Garden in Orange and LongHorn Steakhouses in North Haven and Shelton generously awarded these grants to our organization; helping to enable BBBSSWCT to serve our over 400 one-to-one mentoring matches.

“Our employees are incredibly passionate about the communities where they live, and our restaurant teams are in a position to understand and help address the needs of their communities,” said Drew Madsen, Darden Restaurants’ president and chief operating officer. “We’re all proud to build on that passion through the grants program and bring real, local citizenship to life by enabling each restaurant to make a difference in their backyard.” 

For more information about the Darden Foundation, please visit www.dardenfoundation.com.