Corvallis, Ore. – September 5, 2017 – 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Columbia Distributing are teaming up to help fight hunger in the Northwest with a program to support food banks in Oregon and Washington during the month of September. The campaign will support the Oregon Food Bank with a $2 donation for every case of canned 2 Towns Cider purchased at participating supermarkets. In Washington, the campaign will support Northwest Harvest with a $2 donation per case of BrightCider cans or case of Hollow Jack bottles purchased at participating supermarkets. The 2 Towns and Columbia Distributing donation will help Oregon Food Bank and Northwest Harvest in their mission to eliminate hunger through helping people in need meet their nutritional needs, providing nutrition education, and by addressing systemic issues that contribute to hunger in our communities.
“Choosing between medication and groceries, going to work hungry, or knowing that Friday’s school lunch will be the last good meal before Monday—these are all very real issues faced by many people in the Northwest,” said Lee Larsen, founding cider maker and CEO at 2 Towns CIderhouse. “Oregon Food Bank and Northwest Harvest fill such a vital need, and go beyond that by working to help set policies that reduce the disparities that contribute to hunger. We at 2 Towns and Columbia Distributing are inspired by the work these organizations do and are proud to support them.”
Visit your local participating grocer to pick up some 2 Towns Cider and help fight hunger here in the Northwest! Also, check out Oregonfoodbank.org and Northwestharvest.org to find out more about these great organizations, hunger in the Northwest and what else you can do to help.
About 2 Towns Ciderhouse
At 2 Towns Ciderhouse we believe that the long history of cidermaking demands respect and deserves to be done right. Starting with the highest quality whole ingredients from local farms, we take no shortcuts in crafting our ciders. We never add any sugar, concentrates or artificial flavors, and instead use slow, cold fermentation methods to allow the fruit to speak for itself. As a family-owned company, we are committed to the growth of our team and enrichment of our communities. We take pride in producing true Northwest craft cider. For more information about 2 Towns Ciderhouse, visit www.2townsciderhouse.com.
About Columbia Distributing
Columbia Distributing is one of the nation’s finest beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverage distributors. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company has distributed some of the best-known brands in the beverage business since 1935. Today Columbia Distributing and its 3,000+ employees service over 20,000 retail customers covering more than 135,000 square miles in Oregon, Washington and California. The company’s success is based on the deep-rooted tradition of delivering quality products, timely service and a genuine concern for customers’ needs. This is achieved by providing ongoing, sustainable opportunities and growth for its employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities. For more information on Columbia Distributing, please visit www.coldist.com.
About Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank works to eliminate hunger and its root causes… because no one should be hungry. Oregon Food Bank believes that hunger starves the human spirit, communities thrive when people are nourished, and everyone deserves healthy and fresh food. Oregon Food Bank helps feed the human spirit of 1 in 5 households through a food distribution network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through public policy, local food systems work, nutrition and garden education, health care screening and innovative programming. Find out how to feed the human spirit at oregonfoodbank.org.
About Northwest Harvest
Northwest Harvest is Washington’s home-grown food bank distributor. Each month, Northwest Harvest provides more than two million nutritious meals and supports a statewide network of more than 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools – focusing on consistent, nutritious, culturally-sensitive foods critical to both the body and mind. Throughout its 50 years, Northwest Harvest has grown from a project of local social activists to its position today as the leader in fighting hunger in the state of Washington.