Giving

At Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, it's always been about Pleasing People.®

Cracker Barrel Foundation

Since 1969, Pleasing People has been our mission. It drives our passion for helping people in the neighborhoods where we do business. We are Pleased to Serve™ communities across the country 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. 

Military Support

Our main philanthropic focus is supporting members of America’s armed forces and their families. Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation support several military-focused nonprofits and charitable initiatives, including Operation Homefront, Fisher House Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and The Legion Fund, among many others. By directing most of its giving to this area, Cracker Barrel believes it can make a real, lasting difference in people’s lives. In 2016, Cracker Barrel selected Operation Homefront as its national nonprofit military partner and has since donated nearly $1 million in financial support and goods.

Cracker Barrel Employee Support

The strength of our brand and the success of our stores rely on the health and well being of our employees and their families. Cracker Barrel 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.

Requesting Support

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 request support.