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Yard House Sacramento - October 2018
With over 70 restaurants across the country, a menu of more than 100 scratch made items and the world’s largest selection of draft beers, Yard House restaurants offer a great place to spend an evening. Each location features great music, original artwork created by artist Jerome Gastaldi and a welcoming staff. What most people don’t know is that Yard House prioritizes giving back to the community each time they open a new location.
Each Yard House location participates in Round It Up America, enabling customers to support local non-profit organizations by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. They also take part in Darden Harvest, which donates surplus food to local food banks. Through their partnership with other Darden restaurant brands, Yard House and the Darden Foundation award millions of dollars in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country.
With a new Yard House location opening in Downtown Commons, the company decided to donate to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) as they became a new part of the Sacramento community. General Manager of the location Mark Brandenburg says “Giving back is an important part of our business and we look forward to continuing this tradition in Sacramento. In fact, this dedication to community is so engrained in our culture at Yard House, it makes up two elements of our team philosophy, Our House Rules: We’re Committed and We’re Caring.”
This fall, Yard House named SFBFS the beneficiary of the soft opening Friends and Family Night at Yard House Sacramento. The restaurant donated all proceeds from alcohol sales for the evening to SFBFS. Even more exciting, the location will celebrate its grand opening shortly; Yard House will award an undisclosed amount to SFBFS to help feed local families in need. Stay tuned to learn what the contribution will mean for SFBFS!
“Yard House is a family,” says Brandenburg, “and by opening in Sacramento, we’re expanding that family to include this community. We look forward to getting to know each of our guests and giving back in an impactful way.”
Click on a link below to read archived Donor Spotlights:
October 2018 - Yard House Sacramento
September 2018 - Sutter Health, Golden 1, Durst Organic Growers (Fresh Produce Drive)
August 2018 - St. Vincent de Paul (Refugee Resettlement Services)
July 2018 - KCRA/KQCA (Health & Nutrition)
June 2018 - Jackson Construction (Clothing)
May 2018 - Capitol Cup
April 2018 - Walmart Foundation (CalFresh)
April 2018 - Sacramento Public Library (SMUD EnergyHELP)
March 2018 - Enterprise (Partner Agency Network)
February 2018 - Walmart Foundation (Parent Education)
January 2018 - Morgan Stanley (Produce For All)
December 2017 - Bank of America (Refugee Resettlement Services)
November 2017 - Wells Fargo (Adult Education and Parent Education)
October 2017 - Rich Hanna (Run to Feed the Hungry)
September 2017 - C&S Wholesale Grocers (No Student Left Hungry)
August 2017 - Betty and Carol (Youth Education)
July 2017 - National Diaper Network (Parent Education)
June 2017 - Laura Martinez (Parent Education)
May 2017- Walmart Foundation (CalFresh)
April 2017 - Tim Madden (Adult Education)
March 2017 - Sutter Health (Produce for All)
February 2017 - Inspire Giving/Sac Metro Chamber (Clothing)
January 2017 - Sac County Dept. of Human Assistance (CalFresh)