At Olive Garden, we want the experience of warmth and caring to extend beyond our restaurant walls and into every community where we live and serve. It's how we demonstrate our purpose of Hospitaliano!®
Our restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada serve their communities through a variety of local efforts, such as delivering meals in times of need and sponsoring a range of charity and school events. The restaurants also participate in company-wide community relations programs including, Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Pasta Tales essay writing contest, Labor Day Hospitaliano!® visits and more.
Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies is a national fundraising program in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and more than three million students who collect spare change to support the LLS's mission. See how Pasta for Pennies has a made a difference over the years and learn how your school can participate.
Olive Garden's Pasta Tales is an annual essay-writing contest open for students in first- through 12th-grades in the U.S. and Canada. Find out more about the Pasta Tales essay contest and how to apply.