COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Oregon-based Dutch Bros’ will donate more than $300,000 to support local food banks and partner organizations working to end food insecurity in seven states thanks to all the customers who participated in the coffee company’s Dutch Luv Day event Feb. 14.
Held annually on Valentine’s Day, Dutch Luv Day sees the Dutch Bros company donate $1 from every drink sold at participating Dutch Bros coffee stands. Raising $310,273, Dutch Bros beat its 2017 fundraiser by more than $58,000.
Colorado’s Dutch Bros coffee drinkers raised more than $10,000 on Valentine’s Day to benefit food banks in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.
"We’re blown away, once again, by the support of our communities," Dutch Bros Coffee co-founder Travis Boersma said in a statement. "The willingness of people to support each other is unbelievable and what Dutch love is all about."
Colorado’s Dutch Bros coffee drinkers raised more than $10,000 on Valentine’s Day. The rest came from Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington.
These are the organizations in Colorado that benefitted:
Colorado Springs, Colo. $8,424 – The Springs Rescue Mission
Fort Collins/Loveland, Colo. $1,673 – Food Bank for Larimer County
(Click here to see how much your local Dutch Bros Coffee stand raised on Dutch Luv Day)
Each $1 donation reportedly buys roughly 7 pounds of food, which means the amount raised by nearly 300 Dutch Bros stands could buy more than 2 million pounds of food.
"Providing opportunities like Dutch Luv Day for neighbors, friends and family to be wildly generous is what gives us hope in a better future," Dutch Bros COO Brian Maxwell said. "This is the fuel that inspires us to keep growing and create more platforms for good."
Dutch Bros annually donates more than $2 million to local nonprofits, company spokeswoman Angi Veek said, building on the Dutch Bros mantra to "make a difference, one cup at a time."
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