People putting food in a donation box
Dutch Bros. Coffee serving one can at a time
This Valentine’s Day, 240 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations will be collecting nonperishable food for community food banks.
Each Valentine’s Day, Dutch Bros. Coffee participates in Dutch Luv Day. Franchisees come along side their community and band together to collect food for their local food banks. All Dutch Bros. locations will collect donated nonperishable food items. Last year, the company donated 233,401 pounds of food, and hopes to donate even more this year.
Dutch Bros. locations in Arizona will be serving as a drop site for cash donations and canned goods. One dollar of every drink sold will benefit the United Food Bank, and for each dollar Dutch Bros. Arizona donates, 5 meals will be provided. “Our goal is to raise enough money to pay for 100,000 meals,” said Josh Hayes, Dutch Bros. Phoenix Regional Manager.
The week prior to Dutch Luv Day, Dutch Bros. Arizona Broistas will be volunteering at United Food Bank
“Dutch Bros. serves as a platform to give back to the community,” said Dutch Bros. Coffee Co-Founder Travis Boersma. “We’re blessed with an opportunity to band together with nearby communities and spread the “Luv” by providing canned goods for local food banks.”
All Dutch Bros. locations are locally owned and operated allowing franchisees each year to choose the local organizations important to them, which can benefit from the canned goods collected.
“Dutch Bros. Arizona is phenomenal,” said Melissa Forrester, United Food Bank’s Community Outreach Coordinator. “We’re so excited to have their help; they truly inspire me!”