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Culver's Raises $1.7 Million for 'Thank You Farmers' Fund
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/09/2018

The Wisconsin-based Culver's restaurant chain announced it has contributed over $1.7 million to the National FFA Foundation since the start of its 'Thank You Farmers' initiative five years ago. The franchise says the program has connected with people across the nation in its goal to thank family farmers who have made Culver's the business it is today.

"Whether it's donating $1 on Scoops of Thanks Day, pledging support on our restaurant walls or dining with us on a fundraising day, every contribution from our guests makes a difference," said Jessie Kreke, Culver's senior marketing manager.

During 2017, Culver's restaurants in 24 states donated over $400,000 to agricultural education initiatives in schools and organizations like FFA.

Of the total amount donated through the project, about 75 percent has come from guests supporting local fundraising at Culver's restaurants. The remain was contributed by the company in the form of sponsorships.

Next year, the food chain plans to continue to fundraise for initiatives and organizations like FFA that work toward solutions for feeding our growing population.

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