Military Kids to Receive Toys with the Help of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®

11/22/2017
Operation Home Front Toy Drive

From Black Friday through Giving Tuesday, Cracker Barrel is partnering with Operation Homefront to offer guests a unique way to give back to military families

Starting Black Friday, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is partnering with its flagship nonprofit partner Operation Homefront to help provide toys to military children. Cracker Barrel will donate 20 percent of all toy sales purchased from shop.crackerbarrel.com from Black Friday through Giving Tuesday (Nov. 24 to Nov. 28) and in stores nationwide on Black Friday to Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive. All funds raised from this promotion will be used to purchase toys for America’s military children.

“The holidays are an important time to remember the day-to-day challenges faced by the families of those serving to protect our country,” said Cracker Barrel Manager of Corporate Citizenship Sloane Lucas. “This holiday season our guests have the opportunity to purchase toys for their own families while helping Cracker Barrel spread cheer to military kids.”

On Giving Tuesday, guests can even purchase toys at a discounted price while also giving back to kids in need. For that day, Cracker Barrel is offering a 25 percent discount on any toy purchased in store and online, including stuffed animals, puzzles, doll houses and more.

Operation Homefront has served tens of thousands of military families across the country. The organization helps build strong, stable and secure military families by offering valuable programs addressing short-term and long-term stability.

“For the service men and women who have done so much for our country, the holidays can be financially challenging,” said Operation Homefront Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Jill Eskin-Smith. “We are incredibly grateful to Cracker Barrel and its customers for supporting Operation Homefront’s Holiday Toy Drive program, which has distributed millions of toys to military children since 2010, and for helping us bring joy, throughout the season, to the military families that we serve.”

Cracker Barrel has supported military-focused programs for many years, including Fisher House, National Military Family Association, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, United Through Reading, the National Museum of the United States Army and The Legion Fund, among others. By supporting the families of those serving in the U.S. armed forces, Cracker Barrel believes it can make a deeper, more meaningful and lasting impact.

To learn more, visit crackerbarrel.com/giving.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) shares warm welcomes and friendly service while offering guests high-quality homestyle food and unique shopping – all at a fair price. By creating a world filled with hospitality and charm through an experience that combines dining and shopping, guests are cared for like family. Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., Cracker Barrel and its affiliates operate 647 company-owned Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations in 44 states and own the fast-casual Holler and Dash® restaurants. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.

About Operation Homefront
Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.