When you think of Olive Garden, you may think of having a night off from cooking.
But what you might not know is Olive Garden provides help for those in need.

A wrong order or adding too much ingredients to a recipe may seem like a mistake but at this restaurant those mishaps will be turned into blessings.

“Any of our fresh or unused food; no left overs, anything that we might have prepared or ordered too much food will be donated,” said Culinary Manager Drew Elliott.

This restaurant has partnered with the Wesley Trinity Methodist church to provide food to those who need it most.

“Since it is going to be served to the people here locally we want to make sure we keep it up to the same heath standards that we would serve to any of our guests here at the restaurant,” said Elliott.

To date the chain has donated 38 million pounds of food since 2003.

“In a town like San Angelo we're very close knit and we try to take care of the community around us so we wanna make sure we can give back in anyway we can,” said Elliott.

The church receiving the donated food stays busy with their program running six days a week.

“The soup kitchen is very appreciative. It benefits all of the people that come and currently we are serving over 200 people a day, said Sarah Holbert, a member at the Wesley Trinity Methodist Church.