Bob Evans Farms Extends Its ‘Our Farm Salutes’ Program Launching Purple Heroes: A New Initiative To Support Military Families in Partnership With Operation Purple® Camp

Bob Evans Farms Partners with Operation Purple® Camp to Send 100 Additional Military Children to Summer Camp in 2022

NEW ALBANY, OHIO (April 28, 2022)Bob Evans Farms (BEF) today further expands upon its Our Farms Salutes program with the announcement of a new charitable initiative, Purple Heroes. Aimed with the purpose of supporting Veteran and active military families, Bob Evans Farms complements the announcement, pledging $60,000 to Operation Purple® Camp, a National Military Family Association program. The donation will allow 100 additional military kids the opportunity to attend a free week of summer camp for the 2022 season.

An extension of Bob Evans Farms’ Our Farms Salutes program, Purple Heroes strives to provide aid to military families, raise awareness of the various issues they face and assist in creating a better life for Veterans, active military, and their loved ones.

“We have long supported the men and women who serve our country, and believe it is equally important that our dedication extends to their families as well,” said Thyme Hill, CMO of Bob Evans Farms. “We are proud to amplify our initiative with a commitment to Operation Purple® camp and provide military kids the opportunity to be celebrated for the sacrifices they make. We understand that when parents serve, kids serve, too. With frequent moves and longdistance parenting, children of those serving in the military face uncertainty and constant change. In their own way, their lives also provide service to their country, which is why we are growing ‘Our Farm Salutes’ to include a new program focused on helping military families.”

“Bob Evans Farms has been a great partner to the military, and we are thrilled that their donation will help Operation Purple® welcome additional campers this year,” said Besa Pinchotti, Executive Director and CEO of National Military Family Association. “We thank Bob Evans Farms for recognizing the important role military kids play and allowing us the opportunity to provide them with fun experiences that can help them adapt to the everchanging military lifestyle.”

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