The Culver’s restaurant chain wants to do something special for the state’s struggling dairy farmers who are enduring a period of low milk and commodity prices. Starting October 22, the Wisconsin-based company will take up to 500 nominations of local farmers and show them, their families and employees some appreciation by sending care packages consisting of gift cards and certificates.
Culver’s Public Relations Specialist Alison Wedig says farmers are facing tough times, which has caused more than 650 Wisconsin dairy operations to go out of business since early last year.
“Culver’s got its start with the help of Wisconsin dairy farmers more than three decades ago, and is committed to efforts that help them today and into the future,” Wedig said. “We have long believed in the importance of supporting our neighbors–especially when they’re going through a difficult time.”
Company CEO Joe Koss adds that Culver’s wanted to do something to show farmers that they are appreciated, even if it’s a small gesture.
To nominate a deserving farm family after October 22, go to: Culvers.com/Support-WI-Dairy-Farmers