Giving Back

Buchheit Family Foundation has made great efforts to form the Buchheit Gives Back program. This program began in June 2020 and gives Buchheit Team Members or retirees seeking assistance a way to find help. Eligible applicants may receive a maximum of one grant per incident with a maximum grant amount of $2,000 per year. The maximum award is not guaranteed and is assessed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the first six months, the Buchheit Gives Back program was able to help five Team Members who experienced financial hardship by paying back rent, medical bills and other creditors. Five different situations were improved by one big heart. That number of families impacted, grows each month. Together our values make us great.

We believe in

The Fighters and Survivors

No One Fights Alone

It is a rarity to find someone who has been unaffected by one of the most common diseases in the world. The Buchheit family began the No One Fights Alone (NOFA) campaign in October of 2015 as a way of combatting the disease, as it had affected, in one way or another several members of the family.  Read more…

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

Habitat for Humanity

Buchheit is surrounded by communities who are willing to help their peers with whatever they might need. As a farm and home store, Buchheit knows the pride homeowners feel with where they live and believes everyone should have that opportunity. That’s why, Read more…

    Man’s Best Friend

    Pet Pantry

    As a feed and pet supply store, Buchheit knows the importance of the animal companions in our lives.  Read more…

    Adoption Events & Pet Care Clinics

    Buchheit has participated in and hosted adoption events, pet care clinics and Pet Photos with Santa with all proceeds benefiting animal care, pet adoptions and community programs. Buchheit believes that all families should have the opportunity to adopt their next family member.

    Honoring those who have served our country

    Wreaths Across America

    Wreaths Across America was established in 1992 to expand the Arlington National Cemetery annual wreath-laying ceremony. Every December, at Arlington and across the nation, the organization lays over 900 wreaths in cemeteries all over the United States. Read more…

    Purple Heart Parking Space

    Buchheit provides our Wounded Warriors who have received a Purple Heart in combat with a reserved parking spot painted purpled and outlined in yellow in the front of each retail store. Other retailers have followed Buchheit’s lead.

    Military Appreciation Program

    The Buchheit Military Program was developed as a way to support and honor those who are and have served our country’s armed forces, protecting our liberty and freedom. Read more…

    Employer of Veterans Award

    In 2019, Buchheit was awarded the Employer of Veterans Award by the Missouri Department of the American Legion for the role we have played in supporting and honoring our military the last several years.

    Handshakes for Heroes

    Three years ago, Buchheit developed Handshakes for Heroes. Handshakes for Heroes is a campaign held on Patriot’s Day, or September 11th to commemorate the first responders who lost their lives on the 9/11 attack in New York City. Each retail location visits first responders – police departments, hospitals, fire departments, etc. – in their area and provides them with a gift basket thanking them for their service on the front lines.

    Show-Me Heroes

    Buchheit participates in Show-Me Heroes, on-the-job training to help businesses save costs and prepare new hires for jobs. The program is designed to reimburse 50% of the wages of workers hired through this program, connect businesses with workers that possess a proven work ethic and a variety of valuable skills gained from their military service and ease of placement.

    Fore Honor Foundation

    Buchheit Logistics has donated sand to the Fore Honor Foundation. The mission of the Fore Honor Foundation is to provide free golf memberships and free green’s fees to military veterans and first responders. The organization also creates wellness programs and activities for those who serve or have served and are suffering from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

    Our youth

    Future Farmers of America (FFA)

    Buchheit believes in supporting the youth of our communities in the farm and agriculture fields. To support them, Buchheit donates to provide assistance for local FFA organizations. Every dollar donated through Buchheit retail store benefits the local FFA Chapter.

    Buying Livestock to Support 4H

    Buchheit supports local 4H organizations. 4H is a youth organization that is dedicated to “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.” ( The Buchheit family buys livestock for local 4H organizations to aid in their education of farm and livestock.

    Buchheit Scholarships

    Every year since 1991, Buchheit awards a monetary scholarship to team members and their dependents. After two years of service, Team Members can apply for $500 in scholarship funds toward two- or four-year colleges, universities or trade schools. The CEO and Executive Committee choose up to 13 scholarship winners each year.

    Boy/Girl Scouts

    For years, Buchheit has offered their storefront to both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to support fundraising efforts during their respective seasons.

    American Tractor Museum

    In August 2020, Buchheit revealed their newest project, the American Tractor Museum in Perryville, MO.  Read more…