CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A local team from Phusion Projects, LLC, manufacturer of Four Loko, volunteered their time last week at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans helping to package food for distribution, as well presenting the organization with a $5,000 donation.
"Volunteers are critical to our mission to lead the fight against hunger in south Louisiana," said Natalie Jayroe, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. "Thanks to Phusion volunteers, thousands of pounds of donated food were sorted and packaged during their visit. We are extremely grateful for their service and support."
"Giving back to local communities is an important part of what Phusion Projects stands for," said Chris Hunter, one of the company's co-founders. "Being able to help in a city like New Orleans which has had its share of problems over the past few years, was something our team felt was a great opportunity to make a difference."
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana leads the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, education, advocacy and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food to nearly 240 non-profit and faith-based agencies throughout its 23-parish service territory –serving approximately 262,800 different clients annually. In any given week, 41,800 different people access emergency food services through the Food Bank's member agencies.
This is Phusion Projects' eighth food bank volunteer day and donation in 2011. The initiative will continue once a month throughout the year in select communities. Additionally, the company encourages further community involvement by offering an employee matching program for contributions made to non-profit organizations. More information on Phusion Projects' volunteer efforts can be found at www.phusioncares.com.
About Phusion Projects
Phusion Projects, LLC is a Chicago-based alcoholic beverage company that sells its products – including Four Loko, Poco Loko and Earthquake – nationwide. From the company's inception, Phusion Projects has been committed to making contributions to communities, operating as a responsible member of the alcoholic beverage industry and setting unmatched standards in this regard. To learn more about Phusion Projects and its commitment to responsible drinking, please visit http://www.phusionresponsibility.com and http://www.phusionprojects.com.
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