Developments in Darling’s corporate social responsibility are ongoing.  See some of our recent efforts here.

Darling Cares Supports Community Amid COVID-19

Darling Ingredients recently enacted its Darling Cares Food Donation Action Plan to help neighbors in the community cope with the hardship associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to continuing operations to provide necessary resources for the world’s consumable needs, cash donations, catering and over 700 gift cards to local eateries have been distributed to the following charities:

Darling Works With Dave Thomas Foundation to Help Foster Children

In an ongoing effort to help those affected by COVID-19, Darling Ingredients has donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Established in 1992 by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, the Foundation provides grants to adoption agencies to help find permanent homes for children who are currently waiting in foster care across the nation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has added levels of difficulty to the funding and operation of adoption programs. The Foundation’s fundraising gap caused by the cancellation of major fundraising events has been compounded by delayed or cancelled court hearings leading children to spend prolonged time in foster care.

Darling Ingredients’ donation will help narrow this gap and support adoption agencies and their employees in finding loving, permanent homes for children waiting in foster care.

“Thank you for this generosity, for your belief in the work of the Foundation and for your commitment to the children and families who are simply suffering, through no fault of their own,” said a Dave Thomas Foundation representative. “We are grateful beyond measure to and for you.”

To learn more about the Foundation and how you can support their mission, go to

National FFA Scholarship Awarded to Riley Stokes

Congratulations to Riley Stokes of New Home, TX on winning a National FFA Scholarship. Riley was awarded the $10,000 Darling Ingredients Inc. Scholarship! The scholarship is awarded based on the student's activities and a 1,000-word essay. The selection process takes into account the whole student, including FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership skills and academics.

Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals in agriculture. 

More than 6,200 students applied online for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple awards. The scholarships were available to students pursuing two-year or four-year degrees or vocational programs. This year marks the 36th year for the scholarship program, which began in 1984 with 16 scholarships offered. Since then, more than $50 million has been awarded through National FFA scholarship funds.