Tuesday, December 02, 2008

O’Charley’s Donates More Than a Quarter Million Chicken Servings to Food Bank

I just want to take a moment and say thank you to O'Charley's for giving to a local charity and trying to make a difference and caring about people in these tough times. Many of us are not big fans of "chain" restaurants but when they still do things to help their hometowns and they still work to make a difference I think we should give them recognition for that and tell them thanks for caring.

Read the news article below:

Officials at O’Charley’s restaurants, a leading casual-dining restaurant concept, donated 101,000 pounds of chicken to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide and also a member of Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network.

“This is the largest single donation of chicken we have ever received,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “Protein items are very rarely donated to Second Harvest, so this type of donation is truly significant. O’Charley’s has been one of our largest supporters, and we are grateful for their generous gift.”

The equivalent of three truckloads of the chicken is enough to feed over a quarter of a million people. It will be distributed throughout Second Harvest’s network of approximately 400 not for profit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, foster care facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org.

Read the rest of the article at Business Wire.

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