To help combat global hunger, Culver’s Restaurants created the Thank You Farmers Program. Its mission is ensuring there is enough food for the growing worldwide population by supporting agricultural education programs.
The Fishers and Noblesville Culver’s restaurants participated in the program.
“Guests could donate to the program a couple of different ways,” Marketing Coordinator Ashton Burbich said. “We typically have a canister sitting out at the counter. We also have days where guests can donate $1 and receive a free scoop of custard. Finally, we have a day where guests can come in and purchase a tag. They put their name on it and get to hang it on the wall. They receive a $1-off coupon, so it’s a bit of community engagement by seeing their name on the wall in a local store.”
This year, Culver’s partnered locally with the Hamilton Southeastern FFA Chapter and the Hamilton Heights FFA Chapter. The program raised $668 for the HSE FFA Chapter and $933 for the HH FFA Chapter.
“We’re proud to help give back to agricultural education and future leaders in our local communities and we’re glad our guests feel the same way,” Culver’s of Fishers owner Neil Miller stated in a press release. “After all, we depend on agriculture to provide the delicious food we proudly serve our guests and our families.”
Funds raised for the HSE FFA chapter will go toward helping students prepare for and travel to contests.
“We are so appreciative and thankful for the donation from Culver’s,” said Caroline Kuhn, agriculture education teacher at HSE. “Our FFA chapter competes in a wide variety of leadership and career development contests and it takes multiple fundraisers to be able to send our students to these contests.”
For more, visit culvers.com/about-culvers/thank-you-farmers-project.