June 8, 2017 11:27 AM

Restaurant guests’ donations supported FFA and other ag organizations

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Giving back to local communities has never been so delicious. On May 4, guests stopped by Culver’s restaurants across the country to donate $1 (or more) to local FFA chapters and other agricultural organizations. Guests received a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard in return for their donation, raising $50,700 for agricultural education organizations. Scoops of Thanks Day is part of Culver’s Thank You FarmersÔ program, which works to support today’s farm families and the next generation of agricultural leaders.

“Supporting agricultural education in local communities is as important to our guests as it is to Culver’s,” said Jessie Corning, senior marketing manager for Culver’s. “Scoops of Thanks Day allows us to come together and show our support for the next generation of agricultural leaders.”

To date, the Thank You Farmers initiative has raised over 1 million dollars in support of the National FFA Organization and Foundation, local FFA chapters and a variety of local agricultural organizations. To learn more about the program and how to get involved, visit culvers.com/farmers.

About Culver's:

For over 30 years, Culver's guests have been treated to cooked-to-order food made with farm-fresh ingredients and served with a smile. The ever-expanding franchise system now numbers over 600 family-owned and operated restaurants in 24 states. The restaurants' nationally recognized customer service is based on small-town, Midwestern values, genuine friendliness and an unwavering commitment to quality. Signature items include the award-winning ButterBurger, made from fresh, never frozen, beef, and Fresh Frozen Custard, including the famous Flavor of the Day program. For more information, visit www.culvers.com, www.culvers.com/facebook, www.twitter.com/culvers, www.gplus.to/culvers or www.instagram.com/culvers.

About the National FFA Organization:

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 649,355 student members as part of 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 225,891 alumni members in 1,934 local FFA Alumni chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.