For the thirteenth consecutive year the Zanesville Olive Garden participated in the company’s national campaign to help feed local fire and police stations on Labor Day.
Since 2001 Olive Gardens across the country have been supplying local stations with a free lunch on Labor Day. Two Olive Garden employees delivered lunch to the dispatchers at the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon.
"It’s something so small, but you’re going out of your way to make someone else’s day and to put a smile on someone’s face, you know, on Labor Day. It’s awesome," Thomas Norris who works at Olive Garden said.
Norris says that it’s one way they can show appreciation for the police force. His co-worker Kaylee Joseph enjoys helping people in any way she can. That’s one reason she was so excited to start working at Olive Garden just a few months ago.
"As soon as I got hired on, I was just so happy when they told me everything we did. It just like made me really love it even more," Joseph said.
That is only one thing that Olive Garden does to help out. When you pay a quarter to sample wine while eating at Olive Garden, that quarter goes straight to a local charity.