COLLEGE STATION, Texas A team at the Olive Garden in College Station wanted to make sure the ones who keep us safe on Labor Day, did their jobs on a full stomach.
It's called a "hospitaliano," and Culinary Manager at the Olive Garden Restaurant on Highway 6 and University said it's one of his favorite days of the year.
"We really want to do what we can to help those who are helping us," said Hale. "It's a part of our job that a lot of people don't know that we get to do, to really help and give back to the community."
Hale and his team from the Olive Garden delivered about 40 lunches to firefighters and police officers in College Station on Monday.
It's part of a National Olive Garden annual event.
Hale and his team delivered about 100 pounds of food to the police and fire departments, but it doesn't stop there. Each month, Hale said his store donates about three to four hundred pounds of food to local volunteer organizations and shelters in the community.
"Once a week, local organizations come and pick up that food from us. And that typically goes to those who aren't able to feed themselves," said Hale.
Hale says he hopes to expand the Labor Day deliveries to emergency room workers, TxDOT and Texas DPS workers in the future.