CHICAGO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of volunteers from Phusion Projects, LLC, manufacturer of Four Loko, spent their day at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank June 28, helping assemble meals for Los Angeles-area underprivileged children. The team filled food packages containing canned fruit, cereal, rice and other non-perishable food items. Additionally, Phusion Projects presented the organization with a $5,000 donation, which will provide nearly 20,000 meals for members of the community.
"Without the help of partners such as Phusion Projects, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank would not be able to continue providing food to over one million residents of Los Angeles County every year," said Michael Flood, president and CEO, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. "We are extremely grateful for their generous donation and willingness to come in and volunteer."
"Giving back to the local community and dedicating time to help others is very important to Phusion Projects," said Jeff Wright, one of the company's co-founders. "The combination of our efforts at the Food Bank and the financial donation from the company will provide a large number of meals for the Los Angeles community."
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that is part of a food distribution network including more than 1,000 charitable agency sites. The organization has served the disadvantaged of Los Angeles since 1973. In 2010, more than 24,000 people volunteered to distribute 62 million pounds of food to the hungry in Los Angeles County.
This is Phusion Projects' sixth food bank volunteer day and donation in 2011. The initiative will continue once a month throughout the year in select communities. In addition, 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, Four MaXed 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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