Through its Thank You Farmers initiative, Culvers announced this week the restaurant chain has donated more than $1 million to support the National FFA, local FFA chapters and a variety of local agricultural organizations. In 2015 alone, $360 thousand dollars was raised for local FFA Chapters, the National FFA Foundation and other agricultural organizations across the country. The company says Culver’s has depended on family farms since opening its first restaurant in 1984, and that is has turned its gratitude into full-fledged support of today’s farm families while helping ensure the future of the next generation of farmers, biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs.
This included money from donation canisters, percentage of sales donations, sponsorships, as well as a “Scoops of Thanks” day, where $1 Scoops of custard were sold August 8th. Culvers Vice President for Marketing David Stidham said “we’re deeply grounded in the farms that produce the dairy and grow the food that has made Culver’s what it is today.”