On Feb.14, Dutch Bros. Coffee‘s company-wide food drive collected 487,966 pounds of nonperishable items for food banks across seven states, a 109 percent increase over last year’s total. Dutch Bros. Arizona served as a drop site for cash donations and canned goods. For every dollar Dutch Bros. Arizona donated, five meals were provided. Surpassing its goal of raising enough money to pay for 100,000 meals, with the help of the community, Dutch Bros. Arizona raised enough to provide 136,685 meals.
“Unbelievable,” said Dutch Bros. Coffee co-founder Travis Boersma. “Once again, we’ve been blown away by the communities support and willingness to make a difference.”
“The investment in food is incredible,” said Melissa Forrester, community outreach coordinator of United Food Bank. “To also have teams of Dutch Bros. volunteers was inspiring.”
“We are blown away and incredibly grateful,” said Josh Hayes, Dutch Bros. Phoenix regional manager.
All 240 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations took part in serving their local community’s that day by offering customers a drink special in exchange for nonperishable food donation. Arizona baristas volunteered at United Food Bank the week prior to the event. Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-through coffee company, with more than 240 locations and more than 3,500 employees in seven states.
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