Farmers Feeding National Guard in DC

$50K Donation for 5,000 Meals Over the Next Month

Thanks to a very generous donation through our farmer-owners, Farmers Restaurant Group delivered the first of what will eventually equal 5,000 scratch-made meals to the National Guard deployed to protect our Capitol and our city. The $50,000 of funding was provided by Farmers Union Enterprises, a group of union-owned businesses that help fund organizations and programs in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

“Heart. Generosity. Farming. Security. Service. The ingredients in this recipe are amazing on their own and even more remarkable together,” said Co-Owner Dan Simons. “My team and I are honored to be able to provide delicious meals to those who serve and protect each and every day and have sincere gratitude to our farmer-owners for their generosity with funding this mission.”

This week’s lunches ­– which included our Good All Green salad, fan-favorite Southern Fried Chicken, and Turkey Brie sandwiches – were made in the kitchens of Founding Farmers DC and Farmers Fishers Bakers DC. In two cars packed full of individually packaged meals, our team was delighted to bring our brand of service and hospitality to the DC Armory. Over the next four weeks, we will continue to provide regular meals to these hardworking Americans during these difficult times.

“We hope the taste of good, made-from-scratch homestyle cooking from our farmer-owned restaurants reminds them that we appreciate their sacrifice and the time they’ve spent away from their families,” said Mark Watne, Co-Owner and North Dakota Farmers Union President.