“It’s amazing when people get together in a concentrated effort," said Dutch Bros. Coffee co-founder Travis Boersma.
Grants Pass, Ore. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
This year, Dutch Bros. Coffee’s Feb. 14 Dutch Luv Day tipped the scales with 233,401 pounds of food collected — a 14 percent increase over last year’s total — for food banks across seven states.
All 215 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations participated, offering customers drink specials in exchange for minimum canned food contributions.
Dutch Bros. franchisees everywhere reported their highest totals ever, a testament to the goodness of Dutch Bros. customers and communities.
“It’s amazing when people get together in a concentrated effort," said Dutch Bros. Coffee co-founder Travis Boersma. "The impact that we can have in raising over 233,000 pounds of food is extraordinary.”
“This is a huge food drive for us and it could not come at a better time of year,” said Sam Engle of Josephine County Food Bank. “Around February, our shelves always begin to empty as we distribute the last of the holiday season food. Then, just as the last cans of chili and the last boxes of granola bars are being loaded out of the warehouse – along comes the Dutch Luv Day food drive.”
“We are blown away by the response to Dutch Luv Day. Our customers are beyond generous and stuffed the food bank shelves,” said Sacramento area owner Nikol Grubbs.
That same tune of gratitude rang throughout the 107 cities where Dutch Bros. Coffee is located, with local owner-operators everywhere taking joy in the opportunity to team up with customers to help feed hungry friends and neighbors.
Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-through coffee company, with over 200 locations and over 2,000 employees in seven states.
Serving specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas and a private-label Dutch Bros. Blue Rebel™ energy drink, Dutch Bros. is known for a special focus on its communities and customers.
Dutch Bros. Coffee was ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as highest in customer satisfaction compared to other coffee companies in its 2012 and 2013 Specialty Coffee Retailer Satisfaction Reports.
The company and its local owner-operators donate over $1 million annually in an effort to achieve their goal of, “Making a difference, one cup at a time.”
Dutch Bros. Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore., and was founded in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers of Dutch descent. To learn more about Dutch Bros., visit http://www.dutchbros.com.
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Dan Buck, 541.761.4884, pr(at)dutchbros(dot)com