RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its legacy of giving back to the communities it serves, Farmer Boys announced today the launch of its 12th Annual "Together we are Champions for Children" Help a Child in Need fundraiser, which begins Monday. October 1 and continues through Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The fundraiser benefits the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, which serves over 145,000 critically ill or injured children that come through their doors each year with the most advanced level of trauma care in the region. In addition, Loma Linda Children's Hospital is the sole Children's Hospital in San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono Counties that offers the best full-range of pediatric healthcare services for more than 1.3 million children.
Throughout the fundraiser timeframe, Farmer Boys guests will be invited to make a donation by "purchasing" Luke the Lion and Farmer Boy Roy icon for $1.00 or more. These icons commemorating each donation will be displayed in Farmer Boys restaurants to recognize and celebrate the generosity of the community in supporting the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.
Every Farmer Boys guest who makes a donation during the fundraiser timeframe will receive a coupon for 20% off any single purchase of $10.00 or more before December 31, 2012.
"Giving back to the neighborhoods and communities we serve is a hallmark of the Farmer Boys brand that we have proudly upheld over the past 30 years," said Ken Clark, President and Chief Operating Officer of Farmer Boys. "We have set a goal of raising $40,000 for the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital over the next five weeks-- dollars that this renowned facility can use to further the critical care it provides local children in need."
Since 2000, Farmer Boys, along with its guests, has raised over $290,000 for the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. The company also sponsored the hospital's 27th Annual Children's Day in May, where over 2,000 children participated in free demonstrations to learn about fire and water safety, as well as health awareness.
About Farmer Boys
Headquartered in Riverside, California, Farmer Boys is a fast casual restaurant chain founded in 1981 on homegrown goodness inspired by the heartland from which it emerged. Embracing the flavors and aromas of a farmhouse kitchen, Farmer Boys transforms fresh ingredients into wholesome, delicious meals. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Farmer Boys prepares more than 75 entrees fresh every day, including award-winning Farmer's Burger, specialty sandwiches, crisp salads, signature sides and more. Guests can enjoy casual dining style table service or opt for the convenience of drive thru service. Farmer Boys currently operates 69 restaurants located in five counties across Southern California and in Nevada.
About Loma Linda University Children's Hospital - LLUCH
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital is the only dedicated children's hospital in the vast geographic region of the San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. LLUCH serves more than 1.2 million children and offers a full-range of pediatric healthcare services. The hospital also operates one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the country and is recognized worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility for Loma Linda University and is part of the Loma Linda University health care system.
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