Local Culver’s locations to donate 100% of profits to help Ukraine

MADISON, Wis. — Three local Culver’s locations are stepping up to help people impacted by the war in Ukraine.

The restaurants on Cottage Grove Road, Todd Drive, and in McFarland will donate 100% of Tuesday’s profits to World Central Kitchen.

“It’s a big deal,” employee Angela Heimann said. “A lot of people care and there’s a lot of people coming out to donate.”

According to their website, WCK is active in and around Ukraine and has already served 1 million meals to people in need.

Culver’s says a majority of their restaurants are independently-owned and operated, with every location taking part in the “Make Your Meal Matter” program choosing how much of their proceeds they would like to contribute to the effort, with amounts ranging from 10 percent to 100 percent, depending on the store.

“Everyone’s very appreciative that we’re involved with this,” Heimann said. “A lot of people are saying they’re coming here today because of the donations.”

Locations participating in the fundraising effort will have “Make Your Meal Matter” signs prominently displayed, so customers will know which restaurants will be donating proceeds to Ukraine and surrounding areas.