Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Cracker Barrel, Country Musicians, and Customers Join Forces to Donate Meals to Healthcare Workers

By Rhian Hunt – Apr 23, 2020 at 2:45PM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

The company will potentially double its donation if customers step up with orders.

Combining the distinctive twang of country music and the savory taste of home-style cooking in the fight against COVID-19, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (CBRL -0.72%) has started a new push to donate free meals to medical workers in three states. The casual dining company plans to donate a minimum of 5,000 meals, and potentially up to 10,000 meals, as part of its "There's Comfort in Giving" initiative.

Cracker Barrel's initial donation consists of 5,000 meals, to be given to doctors, nurses, and first responders at hospitals in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee. Each of the meals will consist of a main course of either meatloaf or chicken and dumplings, along with a hash brown casserole and green beans.

A cowboy hat and a guitar.

Image source: Getty Images.

To promote the initiative, Cracker Barrel is teaming up with country music stars from the Sony Music Nashville record label. A number of singers and groups plan to promote the company's food drive with live performances on social media, which will also generate funds for COVID-19 relief. The participating musicians include Chris Young, Adam Doleac, Rachel Wammack, Seaforth, and Mitchell Tenpenny.

Customers can also participate in the drive by purchasing gift cards. Cracker Barrel will donate an extra meal to healthcare workers above the initial 5,000 for each $10 gift card bought on its website through May 12, up to a possible 5,000.

Heather Rohan, president of Tristar Health in Nashville, commented, "We are deeply grateful to Cracker Barrel and Sony Music Nashville for generously honoring our healthcare heroes."

Rhian Hunt has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Stock Quote
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
$96.45 (-0.72%) $0.70

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning analyst team.

Stock Advisor Returns
S&P 500 Returns

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 10/06/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.