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 third year, Bob Evans launched the Heroes to CEOs contest. Entrepreneurial veterans applied for a business grant and one veteran won $30,000. Learn more about our 2017-2020 Heroes to CEOs contest winners below.
Nancy Preston, Milk Money Kitchens
Mission Statement: Milk Money Kitchens is an Impact Entrepreneurship in Manhattan that creates small food business owners and further develops them into food CEOs. All of these efforts are to boost socio-economic mobility and create measurable economic value through food entrepreneurship.
Cristina Moore and Robert Moore, Bronze Star Homes
Mission Statement: Co-owned by husband and wife, Cristina and Robert Moore, Bronze Star Homes has developed a modular ramp for homes that will soon be sold through commercial outlets. The company is working toward their next goal of creating tiny homes for veterans and getting state certification for their designs and construction.
Donald Todd, Baby So Right
Mission Statement: Baby So Right saves parents from the hassle of constantly having to stop what they’re doing to pick up and clean dropped pacifiers. Stop the drop with Baby So Right auto-retracting pacifier holders.
Jonathan Norton, Peak Safety Systems
Mission Statement: The mission of Peak Safety Systems, LLC is to create and deploy the best safety products to our military and first responders that inspire confidence and "protect those who protect us".
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.