Since 1969, Pleasing People® has been our guiding principle. It drives our passion for serving people in the neighborhoods where we do business by donating to charities and worthy nonprofits that help provide comfort to those in need.
The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation supports a diverse array of nonprofits and programs, awarding millions of dollars over 23 years and counting. Cracker Barrel also offers additional assistance to countless charitable organizations across the nation.
Our main focus is supporting members of America’s armed forces and their families. Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel Foundation have long supported military-focused nonprofits and charitable initiatives, including Operation Homefront, the USO, the National Military Family Association, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, United Through Reading, and the National Museum of the United States Army, among many others. By directing most of our giving to this area, we believe Cracker Barrel can make a real, lasting difference in people’s lives.
Cracker Barrel Employee Support
The strength of our brand and the success of our stores rely on the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. In addition to providing financial and in-kind donations to nonprofits that support the Cracker Barrel philanthropic mission, Cracker Barrel also supports its employees and their spouses and children through several key initiatives.
Cracker Barrel Cares
For the past decade, Cracker Barrel Cares has allowed employees to help fellow employees who are experiencing extreme financial hardship. Employees donate to Cracker Barrel Cares to show their deep commitment to serving people – starting with their fellow employees and their families. Recipients know that grants represent true caring and support from their Cracker Barrel family.
Employee Scholarship Program
The Foundation supports an annual Employee Scholarship Program, which recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of Cracker Barrel employees and their children who excel in their studies and serve their communities.
Cracker Barrel and its Foundation consider requests for financial grants as well as donations of dining certificates from nonprofit and community organizations who also support our philanthropic focus. We invite you to show us how your organization or endeavor supports the causes we’re focused on. Just use our online system to request support or funding by clicking here.