Bend, OR (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, all eight Central Oregon Dutch Bros. Coffee locations will offer any 16-oz. drink for $1 in exchange for three non-perishable food items to help feed Central Oregon’s hungry.
Items collected will be donated to The Giving Plate, a Central Oregon non-profit food relief organization that serves roughly 600 local families, amounting to 2,000 individuals, every month. To learn more about The Giving Plate, visit http://www.thegivingplate.org.
“We love Dutch Bros., and I think it’s just a great thing,” said The Giving Plate Co-Founder Gary Kelso of the event. “Any time you can get more organizations working together with one goal, that’s beautiful. I personally like Dutch Bros. for the drinks, too, so it’s a win-win for me!”
In addition, Dutch Bros. Central Oregon is donating hot chocolate and coffee to The Giving Plate’s fundraiser concert taking place at 21610 NE Butler Market Rd.
on Monday, Nov. 11. All proceeds from Dutch Bros. beverages purchased there will go directly to the cause. To learn more about the concert, visit The Giving Plate Facebook page.
Dutch Bros. Central Oregon is locally owned and operated by Bill and Carol Smith, who have given back over $560,000 to local causes since they opened their first store in 2004.
“We love that Dutch Bros. gives us a platform to give back to our community,” said Bill and Carol. “It’s so much more than just a good cup of coffee.”
To participate in Cans 4 Coffee, stop by any of Dutch Bros. Central Oregon’s eight locations:
62077 27th St.
1143 NE 3rd St.
603 SE 3rd St.
120 SW Century Dr.
3475 N 3rd St.
1501 SW Highland
650 NW Jackpine Ave.
442 E Hood Ave.
Follow Dutch Bros. Central Oregon at: http://www.facebook.com/DutchBrosCentralOR
About Dutch Bros. Central Oregon
Locally owned and operated by Bill and Carol Smith, the first Central Oregon Dutch Bros. opened in 2004.
Today, the Smiths have eight Central Oregon locations: five in Bend, two in Redmond and one in Sisters.
Before Dutch Bros., Bill owned his own resource management company and retired at the age of 40, but, “I got bored,” he says, “And two years later, I was at Dutch Bros.”
“ I knew about Dutch Bros. and I knew that they got it,” Bill says. “I was blown away by [the owners’] grasp of the fact that the customer is at the top, then the employee, and the last person in that hierarchy is the owner.”
Since opening its first store in Bend in 2004, Dutch Bros. Central Oregon has given back over $560,000 to local causes, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Healthy Beginnings, Neighbor Impact, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the local chapter of American Cancer Society.
Dutch Bros. Central Oregon employs 65 full-time and part-time local employees.