eBay and Olive Garden Team Up to Fight Hunger

By: Remy Pinson

Olive Garden is auctioning 21 official Never Ending Pasta Passes on eBay for Charity, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Feeding America.

To date, more than $650 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity.

Beginning September 15 and lasting three days until September 18, Olive Garden will be auctioning 21 official Never Ending Pasta Passes on eBay for Charity, with all proceeds benefitting Feeding America® and a minimum guaranteed donation of $21,000.

John Felton, Olive Garden brand manager, said: “Olive Garden is proud to give back to the communities where our more than 800 restaurants serve. Through our ongoing partnership with Feeding America, we can help fight hunger in local communities and make a difference across the country.”

eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout.

Felton also said: “Knowing that we would be donating 100% of proceeds from our Never Ending Pasta Pass auction, we wanted to partner with an organization that our guests recognize and trust.”

He continued: “eBay for Charity has a long track record of supporting important causes, and we’re proud to partner with them to raise money for Feeding America.”

Never Ending Pasta Passes give the guests access to unlimited pasta, homemade sauces, pasta toppings, soup or salad, breadsticks and Coca-Cola® soft drinks during the fan-favorite Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion starting October 3. Olive Garden will begin the auction at a starting price of $50, while the passes retail for $100.

Earlier today, Olive Garden sold an unprecedented 21,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes, and they were claimed immediately. That’s enough Pasta Pass holders to fill Madison Square Garden.