Today the Boys & Girls Club of Erie County announced it has been selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. The grants program, now in its third year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs.
“The Boys & Girls Club of Erie County is a non-profit organization that provides life enriching programs, character development, and healthy lifestyle experiences for the children of the county. Receiving this generous grant of the Darden Foundation will enable our Club members to excel in school by providing them the skills to be successful and be active members in the community”, said Lisa Dudukovich, Boys & Girls Club of Erie County’s Executive Director.
“We strive to make a positive impact in all the communities our restaurants serve,” said Gene Lee, Darden’s president and chief operating officer. “Our employees are incredibly passionate about getting directly involved in their local communities, and our Restaurant Community Grants program enables each of our restaurant teams to make a difference right in their own backyard.”
Darden’s Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House participated in the program.
For additional information on the Boys & Girls Club of Erie County please visit www.BGCSandusky.org or call 419-624-9250.