BIGGBY® COFFEE OF WEST MI HOSTS FALL FOOD DRIVE
Select West MI BIGGBY® COFFEE Locations Partner with Hand2Hand to Help Fight Hunger
East Lansing, MI, October 4, 2018– BIGGBY® COFFEE will be collecting donations to fight hunger for local children so they can succeed physically, academically and emotionally. Select West Michigan BIGGBY® locations will have bins set up in the store during the month of October to collect certain food items like trail mix, oatmeal, granola bars and fruit cups. BIGGBY® COFFEE has joined forces with Hand2Hand, a West Michigan organization responsible for mobilizing schools and churches to provide children with adequate food for the weekends, to reach and help as many local children as possible.
To find a list of participating BIGGBY® COFFEE locations, you can visit Hand2Hand’s website, h2hkids.org. A complete wish list of food items can be found here as well. Financial donations are also welcomed and can be made at h2hkids.org/donate where a drop down menu will appear for “Donation Campaign” and “BIGGBY” will be listed as a selection.
As fall transitions to winter and the school year is in full swing, temperatures drop and bills rise. The unfortunate reality is that many families do not have the means to provide comprehensive nutrition for their school-aged children. During the week, these children are often nourished by school lunches and possibly breakfasts. The real struggle occurs over the weekend. Thankfully, organizations like Hand2Hand have dedicated their efforts to increasing accessibility to food during this time of the week.
“We are so thrilled to be partnering with Hand2Hand to help collect donations for the children of our community to alleviate some of the challenges around food security they face, particularly over the weekend,” says Kelsey Wilkerson of the BIGGBY® COFFEE West Michigan Co-Op. Join BIGGBY® COFFEE and Hand2Hand in the fight to end weekend hunger for children all across West Michigan!
BIGGBY® COFFEE, East Lansing, Mich.-based, was started with a single store on March 15, 1995. One year later, and on the cusp of opening a second location, Bob Fish and Michael McFall, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural values of Make Friends, Have Fun, B Yourself, and Share Great Coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet cafe paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear® and Caramel Marvel®, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customer’s day and supporting them in building a life they love. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has 275 cafes open or under contract across 10 states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, Texas, and New Jersey. In 2018, BIGGBY® launched an Area Representative Program and currently has 4 area representatives in 4 states.
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