Last month, guests helped Culver’s raise funds for agricultural education by donating $1 on Scoops of Thanks Day. In return, guests received a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard as Culver’s way of saying thanks for supporting local FFA chapters and other agricultural organizations. This year’s Culver’s Scoops of Thanks Day raised a total of $144,975 — a new record!
This year, the daylong fundraiser took place on Thursday, September 24, across 761 Culver’s restaurants. Culver’s guests were able to order a scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard for $1 with the proceeds being donated back to an FFA chapter or other local agricultural organization in each restaurant’s area.
This year’s donation total exceeded the record of $112,000 held by 2018’s event, making 2020 the most successful Scoops of Thanks Day yet. Culver’s says it is especially proud to have raised so much money during a time when it’s challenging for many FFA chapters to host fundraisers of their own.
As the global population expands by more than 2 billion by 2050, farmers will be expected to grow 70 percent more food than they do now. That means that supporting modern agriculture and future generations of farmers is more important than ever. Time and time again, Culver’s has proven they support FFA and the future of agriculture.
“The pandemic has made it clear how important the agriculture industry is when it comes to keeping grocery shelves stocked and providing food for our families,” said Jessie Kreke, senior marketing manager at Culver’s. “Programs like FFA help ensure that their members are prepared to become the future leaders of this crucial industry. We’re proud to join our guests in supporting these students on Scoops of Thanks Day.”
Scoops of Thanks Day began as an annual fundraiser in 2015 and has since raised a total of more than $500,000. The special day is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project, which works to support agricultural education programs that teach smart farming.