DAYTONA BEACH -- Congratulations to Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM), which has been selected 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.
HUM, widely supported by United Methodist churches in the East Central District, provides homeless prevention and assistance to Volusia County residents. It is one of about 850 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada to receive a Darden Foundation grant. The $1.9 million grant program targets three focus areas: access to postsecondary education, preservation of natural resources and hunger prevention.
The grants program, now in its second year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs.Some choose to work together to award a bigger grant to a single program in order to make a bigger impact in their community. This donation will enable Halifax Urban Ministries homeless prevention project to keep hundreds of families in their homes by reducing their grocery bill, leaving more income available for housing.
Darden’s Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and Eddie V’s brands participated in the program.
For more information about the Darden Foundation, please visit www.dardenfoundation.com. For additional information on HUM, please visit www.halifaxurbanministries.org.