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Dutch Bros' "Dutch Luv Day" will help feed the hungry

Dutch Luv 2019

Dutch Luv Day Highlights:

*Thursday, February 14, Dutch Bros will giveback giveback $1 from every drink sold to local non-profits fighting hunger in our communities

  • *In 2018, Dutch Bros customers helped provide 945,000 meals

  • *This year, the goal is to provide more than 1 million meals

 

A single coffee purchase will be part of a larger movement Thursday, February 14. Dutch Bros customers in seven states will join together to help end hunger in their communities.

“We believe in having basic fundamental needs met as it is every human’s right,” said Kendra Lellis, Director of Dutch Bros’ Love Abounds Foundation. “Everyone needs to have access to nutritious meals. Taking care of the our communities is a core value for both Dutch Bros and our customers, which is why we created Dutch Luv Day.”

Each year, Dutch Bros and its customers celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing the community some Dutch Luv. On February 14, all Dutch Bros locations will donate $1 from each drink sold to a local non-profit working to feed the hungry.

In 2018, Dutch Bros customers helped provide 945,000 meals. Of those, nearly 60,000 were served in Jackson County, Oregon alone.

“Food insecurity in our region is a serious matter, touching close to 30,000 families in Jackson County alone,” said Kellie Battaglia, development director at ACCESS, one of the organizations supported by Dutch Luv Day. “Many of the families ACCESS helps are in a situation where their monthly income is just not enough to pay all of the household bills and put healthy food on the table. It’s because of dedicated partners like Dutch Bros and its customers that we are able to feed those struggling with hunger in our community.”

This year, Dutch Bros is hoping customers will continue their generosity and help provide more than one million meals. It’s a goal Dutch Bros leaders are confident coffee fans will meet and even exceed.

“Hunger impacts all of us. Even if you’ve never been hungry, or worried about where your next meal is coming from, I’m sure you know and love someone who has,” said Lellis. “I have a close friend whose favorite Christmas gift as a child was the box of food her grandparents would get her family. I know working families who can’t afford rent, daycare and food, so they have to choose. We see a future where hunger is non-existent and are doing our part to attain that outcome. Until our society finds a solution, Dutch Bros will pitch in to support the organizations giving to our communities.”

 

Organizations Supported in your Area

Arizona

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Meals on Wheels

St. Vincent de Paul

United Food Bank

Yavapai County Food Bank

 

California

California Emergency Foodlink

Community Action Partnership

Elk Grove Food Bank

Emergency Food Bank

FISH of Santa Rosa

FISH of Sonoma

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

Food for All

Food for People

Good News Rescue Mission

Granite Falls Community Coalition

Help 4 People

Lodi Community Center

NVCSS

Orland Pantry

Oroville Hope Center

Poverello House

Sunrise Food Closet

Yolo Food Bank

Yuba Sutter Food Bank

 

Colorado

Community Food Share

Food Bank for Larimer County

Jeff Co Eats

Ronald McDonald House

Weld Food Bank

 

Idaho

Asotin County Food Bank

Boise Rescue Mission

Community Action Partnership

Meridian Food Bank

Moscow Food Bank

Post Falls Food Bank

South Central Community Action Partnership

The Community Food Basket

Western Idaho Community Action Partnership

 

Nevada

Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Food for Thought

Three Square Food Bank

 

Oregon

ACCESS

Agape House

Brookings Harbor Community Helpers

Clackamas Service Center

Clatsop Community Action

Columbia Pacific Food Bank

Dallas Food Bank

Doug Hoskins Research Center

FISH of Hood River

FISH of Newberg

Florence Food Share

Food for Lane County

Francis Center

Hillsboro Salvation Army

Josephine County Food Bank

Klamath and Lake Counties Food Bank

La Grande Neighbors Together of Union County

Lebanon Soup Kitchen

Lincoln County Food Share

Linn Benton Food Share

Marion Polk Food Share

NeighborImpact

Oregon Coast Community Action

Oregon Food Bank

Our Daily Bread Ministries

SnowCap Rockwood

South County Community Food Bank

Sweet Home Emergency Ministries

Temporary Emergency Shelter

The Dalles Community Meals

Tualatin School House Pantry

UCAN of Douglas County

WOU Food Pantry

Yamhill Community Action Partnership

 

Washington

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet

Blue Mountain Action Council

Clark County Food Bank

Food Lifeline

Jubilee Ministry Food Bank

Multi-Service Center

Northwest Harvest

Placer Food Bank

Rochester Friends and Neighbors

Second Harvest Food Bank

St. Joseph’s Food Bank

Sunrise Outreach Center of Yakima

Valley Christian Center

The Belly Brigade

The Pantry Project

Thurston County Food Bank