PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis., May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at the Delta High School FFA Chapter in Muncie, Indiana, are continuously looking for opportunities to develop their agricultural knowledge through hands-on learning. As a youth organization, this FFA chapter and the more than 8,000 others across the country work tirelessly to grow the next generation of leaders in agriculture.
But funding isn't always available to support the types of experiences that FFA chapters need to offer to their members. That's why Scoops of Thanks Day, a fundraiser hosted by Culver's restaurants across the country on Thursday, May 2, is so important.
On Thursday, May 2, guests can stop by their Culver's, donate $1 to agricultural education and receive a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard as our way of saying thanks. All donations go to local agricultural education efforts.
"Every dollar really does count on Scoops of Thanks Day," said Jessie Kreke, senior marketing manager at Culver's. "FFA members are changing the world, and we're so excited to host this fundraiser on May 2 to support them and other young people interested in agriculture!"
Since the first Scoops of Thanks Day in 2015, Culver's has donated more than $230,000 from the fundraiser to agricultural organizations like the Delta FFA Chapter. This chapter in particular used their $900 donation to purchase engines that helped the students prepare for a career development event focused on agricultural technology and mechanical systems.
Scoops of Thanks Day is part of Culver's Thank You Farmers® Project, which supports agricultural education efforts that focus on smart farming practices. To date, the Thank You Farmers Project has raised over $2 million in support of the National FFA Organization and Foundation, local FFA chapters and a variety of local agricultural organizations.
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 nearly 700 family-owned and operated restaurants in 25 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 or www.instagram.com/culvers.
About the National FFA Organization:
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 669,989 student members as part of 8,630 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 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 official news page of the National FFA Organization.