TEMECULA, CA — Restaurant chain Farmer Boys has two charity initiatives underway — a burger-for-burger-matching effort and a T-shirt fundraiser — to support local hospital workers and the Feeding America organization.
Through Sunday, May 17, for every "Big Cheese" burger purchased at participating locales — including in Temecula — one will be donated to area healthcare staff working the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.
And available for a limited time, Farmer Boys is selling a T-shirt, with the slogan “Do Good. Be Well. Be a Farmer,” with all proceeds going to Feeding America, a nationwide nonprofit that supports food banks and those facing hunger and food insecurity during these uncertain times. (See purchasing details here.)
“This pandemic has impacted everyone in many different ways, so we wanted to do our part to show our support for the hardworking health heroes in our communities, as well as helping those facing food insecurity during this time in partnership with Feeding America,” said Larry Rusinko, Farmer Boys vice president and chief marketing officer.
“Our guests have generously supported our in-store fundraisers year after year, so we wanted to provide unique ways for guests to help support the heroes on the frontlines and those in need during this uncertain time," he said.
All Farmer Boys restaurants in California are open for phone-ahead ordering and carryout, while some locations are operating drive-thrus and using third-party delivery.
In Temecula, the Farmer Boys participating in the matching-burger drive through Sunday is at 41700 Winchester Road.
Other participating locations in Riverside County include:
Beaumont – 2nd St. Marketplace
Eastvale – Limonite Ave.
Hemet – S. Sanderson Ave.
Indio – Highway 111
Lake Elsinore – Collier Ave.
Mira Loma – Etiwanda Ave.
Moreno Valley – Perris Blvd.
Moreno Valley – Pigeon Pass Rd.
Murrieta – Kalmia St.
Perris – Cajalco Expwy.
Perris – Ramona Expwy.
Riverside – E. Alessandro Blvd.
Riverside – Iowa Ave.
Riverside – University Ave.
Riverside – Van Buren Blvd.
Rubidoux – Valley Way
San Jacinto – S. State St.
Winchester – Benton Rd.