Farmers Union Enterprises recently donated $50,000 to provide roughly 5,000 meals to National Guard troops on duty in the nation’s capital. The funds went to D.C.-based restaurants Farmers Fishers Bakers and Founding Farmers, both of which are part of Farmers Restaurant Group. FUE is made up of several Farmers Union-owned businesses in the Upper Midwest, the dividends of which help fund Farmers Union organizations in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, as well as National Farmers Union.
National Farmers Union President Rob Larew said, “As farmers, one of the best ways we know how to thank these brave individuals for their sacrifice is with food.” Meanwhile, farmers Restaurant Group co-owner Dan Simons said, “My team and I are honored to be able to provide delicious meals to those who serve and protect each and every day”.
The first delivery of lunch and dinner meals was made Tuesday morning to the D.C. Armory. Several more deliveries will be made over the next four weeks.
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