Culver’s distributes free food, donates $10,000 to Gleaners

Originally posted on Detroit Free Press

Get ready for some free cheese curds and frozen custard coming to downtown Detroit. Culver’s “From Wisconsin With Love” food truck tour is making a stop at Cadillac Square from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday.

During the stop, Culver’s will be dishing out its famous, signature frozen custard and Wisconsin cheese curds for free. The food truck will serve snack-size cups of cheese curds and small single scoops of frozen custard. 

Detroit is the 12th stop on a 17-city tour that includes more than a dozen states.

The food truck is a first for the Culver’s chain, which got its 1984 start in the small town of Sauk City, Wisconsin.

You can’t miss the truck, with its Culver’s blue-and-white logo. The vehicle  also features farm and dairy cow scenes and pictures of the cheese curds and frozen custard.

“It’s always been our mission to bring a little bit of Wisconsin to our guests through delicious food and a genuine commitment to caring for people, and this food truck allows us to take that mission on the road,” Culver’s cofounder Craig Culver said in a news release. “We can’t wait to bring the food truck to Detroit and meet so many of our fantastic guests from all over the area.”

While in Detroit, Culver’s is partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank to raise awareness of the organization’s efforts. The food bank provides nutritious foods to households in need throughout southeast Michigan.  As part of the event, Culver’s is donating $10,000 to Gleaners, according to a news release.

Gleaners members will also be on hand during the food truck stop, providing information on its work in the region.

Culver’s has more than 850 family-owned and operated restaurants in 25 states. In metro Detroit, Culver’s lists 13 locations. For Michigan locations or to learn more about the tour, go to

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