Donations From The Inaugural Fundraiser Will Improve Patient Experience & Help Purchase Equipment


LAS VEGAS, Nev. (December 13, 2018) — Farmer Boys®, the popular fast casual concept that has built a reputation on their farm fresh cooked-to-order menu, comfortable restaurant atmosphere, and friendly staff, presented a check in the amount of $10,829 to UMC Children’s Hospital. Funds were collected during the inaugural fundraiser that took place Aug. 28 – Oct. 8, 2018 at all Nevada restaurants.

The money, which was raised through in-store customer donations and team member fundraising efforts will be used to buy much needed learning materials, toys, and medical equipment.

“The Farmer Boys brand continues to grow in Nevada,” said Larry Rusinko, VP and Chief Marketing Officer of Farmer Boys. “We are excited to expand our support for children’s health across state lines thanks to the generosity of our guests, restaurant owners, and team members. Since 2000, Farmer Boys has donated nearly $870,000 in support of children’s health in California. We look forward to the same long-lasting relationship with UMC Children’s Hospital. “

Vivian Acosta, Franchise Area Manager for Farmer Boys, presented the check to Mason VanHouweling, CEO of UMC during a check presentation ceremony on December 11. Every dollar collected helps the state’s only designated pediatric trauma center continue to save and improve the lives of children in Nevada.

About Farmer Boys®
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Riverside, California, Farmer Boys® is a fast casual restaurant chain serving award-winning burgers, specialty sandwiches, crisp salads, signature sides, and all day breakfast. Farmer Boys knows farm fresh food will never go out of style. Today, thanks to an ever-expanding franchise operation, the Farmer Boys family continues to grow. The chain continues to seek sites and franchisees in new and existing regions. Farmer Boys currently operates 92 restaurants in California and Nevada. For more information, visit

About UMC Children’s Hospital:
UMC Children’s Hospital offers Nevada’s highest level of pediatric care, providing a wide range of exclusive and
highly specialized services to the community’s youngest patients. UMC Children’s Hospital is home to Nevada’s
only designated pediatric trauma center, in addition to the state’s only pediatric burn care and organ transplant
services. UMC Children’s Hospital serves as the state’s only hospital to be recognized and accepted as an associate member of the Children’s Hospital Association. UMC Children’s Hospital is staffed around the clock by board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric critical care physicians to provide young patients with the high-quality, specialized care they deserve. For more information, please visit