Honored with Seven Seals Award

Farmers Restaurant Group was recently recognized for our work supporting the National Guard after the January riots. We were given the Seven Seals Award by the DC Chapter of the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR).

The award recognizes our efforts to feed the National Guard deployed to protect our Nation’s Capitol and our city. We provided 5,000 from-scratch meals made in our kitchens at Farmer Fishers Bakers and Farmers & Distillers thanks to a very generous $50,000 donation through our farmer owners and the North Dakota Farmers Union. Funds were 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.

In addition to receiving the Seven Seals Award, we joined other award winners for a tour of Andrews Air Force Base, and they took us on a helicopter ride around the city, the Nation’s most protected airspace. The Family Support Services Team from the DC National Guard was also in attendance.

The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve and is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,500 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the Nation on a daily basis.

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