Donations From The 18th Annual Fundraiser For LLUCH Will Go Towards Hospital’s Vision 2020 Campaign
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (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, raised $150,000 for Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) during their 18th annual LLUCH fundraiser, which took place at participating California restaurants earlier this year. This is the highest amount raised by Farmer Boys and its guests in a single fundraiser since the burger concept began partnering with the hospital in 2000.
The money, which was raised through in-store customer donations, team member fundraising efforts, and corporate donations will help fund a new Children’s Tower as part of LLUCH’s Vision 2020 campaign. The tower is being constructed to meet the community’s growing health care needs, and will feature private rooms for every patient, a SafeZone Play Space, on-site school room, dedicated Children’s Emergency department, and 100-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
“With the support of our guests, restaurant owners, and team members, Farmer Boys is proud to once again assist in supporting this nationally recognized Children’s hospital,” said Larry Rusinko, VP and Chief Marketing Officer of Farmer Boys. “Partnering with Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is a way for us to give back to our community while focusing on children’s health and happiness.”
Farmer Boys’ President and COO Karen Eadon presented the check to Jillian Payne, vice president for philanthropy at Loma Linda University Health during a check presentation ceremony on December 10. Since 2000, Farmer Boys has donated nearly $870,000 to LLUCH. Every dollar collected helps provide world-class clinical care and outreach programs to children in San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, and Mono Counties.
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 www.farmerboys.com.