Many people in the Phoenix community worry about where their next meal will come from. LongHorn Steakhouse is working to give those in need some relief.

Every week, the Phoenix LongHorn Steakhouse on E. Cactus Road gathers unused, surplus food and prepares it for donation to Waste Not. Items like steak, fish, potatoes, honey wheat bread and vegetables are donated.

“Hunger remains a key issue,” said Steven Lewis, Managing Partner of the location in Phoenix. “LongHorn Steakhouse Harvest gives us the opportunity to give back to our neighbors by donating quality steaks and other food items to Waste Not. Our team takes immense pride in knowing we’re making a difference.”
To date, the LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in the Phoenix area have donated more than 259,200 pounds of food to local nonprofits. Locally, LongHorn restaurants regularly donate to nonprofits like Waste Not and St. Mary’s Food Bank.

Waste Not is a nonprofit that collects excess perishable food from local businesses and deliver the food the same day to more than 100 diverse agencies that feed the hungry including schools, after-school programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes and senior facilities.

Like the restaurant in Phoenix, LongHorn Steakhouse locations nationwide participate in the Harvest program. Since 2003, LongHorn’s family of more than 500 restaurants have donated more than 19.4 million pounds of food to local community food banks through the program, equating to 16.1 million meals.

LongHorn Steakhouse is part of Darden Restaurants, whose 1,700 restaurants nationwide participate in the Harvest food donation program. In addition to the Harvest program, the Darden Foundation recently donated $2 million to Feeding America to further hunger relief efforts. Of that amount, $510,000 was donated on behalf of all LongHorn Steakhouse locations, like the ones here in the Phoenix area.