United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) has been selected to receive a $5,000 grant as part of the inaugural Restaurant Community Grant Program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc. The Restaurant Community Grant Program is a local grants program intended to help support nonprofit organizations in the hundreds of communities Darden and its restaurant brands serve. The donation will enable UNC to support its food bank, Angel’s Attic.
Local Darden restaurants, both in Lackawanna and Luzerne County, each donated $1,000 to UNC to support the agency’s hunger initiatives. Those restaurants include the Red Lobster in Dickson City and Wilkes-Barre, the Olive Garden in Dickson City and Wilkes-Barre and Longhorn Steakhouse in Moosic. General Managers from all five restaurants presented the check to UNC employees during a luncheon at the Olive Garden in Dickson City. The Restaurant Community Grant Program helped to award more than $1.7 million in local grants to nearly 900 exceptional nonprofit organizations nationwide.