Created by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. in 2016, “Our Farm Salutes” is committed to supporting America’s service members, veterans, and their families through volunteerism, strategic partnerships, grant opportunities, awareness, and donations.
The Heroes to CEOs program supports different veteran causes across the US. For the second year, Bob Evans launched the Heroes to CEOs Veteran Business Grant contest. Entrepreneurial veterans applied for one of three $25,000 business grants. Learn more about our 2017 and 2018 Heroes to CEOs contest winners.
James Reynolds, BeneFIT Medical Apparel
Mission Statement: BeneFIT Medical Apparel develops and distributes athletically engineered medical scrubs, which were designed to bring better quality and better functioning scrubs.
Jessica Harris, K9 Salute
Mission Statement: K9 Salute makes all-natural, wholesome dog treats. Each bag of treats honors a fallen police K-9. A portion of each sale goes to a designated K-9 or veteran organization that assists in the purchase of protective vests for police K-9's and to help veterans get service dogs.
Oliver Noteware, Street Smarts VR
Mission Statement: Street Smarts VR provides immersive virtual reality simulations for reality-based training of law enforcement and public safety personnel. Their mission is to improve policing outcomes and officer safety.
Charlynda Scales, Mutt's Sauce
Mission Statement: Growing up, this Air Force veteran used her grandfather's homemade sauce on everything. She took his amazing recipe and created Mutt's Sauce, an all-purpose condiment perfect for every dish.
Jerry Martin, Vet Veggies
Mission Statement: This Vietnam veteran took his love of veggies and veterans and combined them into a business. Vet Veggies goal is to provide veterans with an opportunity to start their own sustainable hydroponic vegetable business.
Carson Goodale, FanFood
Mission Statement: This Army veteran had a dream in college: create a way for fans to get food in their seats without braving the lines. Thanks to his hard work and vision, FanFood was born.