Cargill, TGI Friday’s Honor America’s Firefighters

Thank You, First Responders fire station cookout event in Philadelphia prior to Labor Day 2019. ( Cargill )

Cargill and TGI Fridays have teamed up to build Bold Heroes, a initiative designed to provide firefighters across the nation with TGI Friday’s frozen beef patties, condiments and grilling supplies so they can host their own cookouts at the fire station during the busiest times. Cargill and TGI Fridays said the program is intended to thank firefighters for their hard work and dedication to their communities.

Bold Heroes, an initiative of Cargill and TGI Friday's, donates to the National Fallen Firefighters Assn.

Since Labor Day 2019, the Bold Heroes initiative has honored firefighters across the nation for keeping our communities safe and prepared both before and throughout the pandemic. The initiative has included:

  • Thanking first responders in 17 states across the United States;
  • Providing Bold Heroes grilling supply packages to more than 900 fire stations;
  • Donating nearly 40,000 TGI Fridays frozen beef patties to fire stations, including 5,000 served during the Thank You, First Responders fire station cookout event in Philadelphia ahead of Labor Day 2019; and
  • Throughout the effort, donating a total of $70,000 to fire departments, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and key fire department initiatives, such as Boston Fire Education, to further efforts aimed at supporting firefighter safety and support, and provide funds for fire stations to purchase items they require.