PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A local team from Phusion Projects, LLC, manufacturer of Four Loko, volunteered their time this week at the Oregon Food Bank, separating 4,876 pounds of oats to create 7,500 meals in two hours. In addition to giving their time for the day, Phusion Projects presented the organization with a $5,000 donation.
"We couldn't do our work without volunteers," said Sarah Schirmer, corporate gifts developer. "Last year, volunteers donated more than 117,000 hours to Oregon Food Bank, equivalent to 56 full-time employees. We're thrilled that Phusion Projects employees have joined our Oregon Food Bank family."
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) is a nonprofit, charitable organization that works holistically to help low-income families alleviate hunger and its root causes. OFB helps nearly one in five households fend off hunger by distributing food from a variety of sources through a statewide network that includes its four branches (in Beaverton, Ontario, Portland and Tillamook), 16 independent regional food banks and 947 partner agencies. Oregon Food Bank also addresses the root causes of hunger through advocacy, education programs for low-income youth and adults.
"At Phusion Projects, our employees must be committed to giving back and lending a hand to local communities in need," said Jeff Wright, one of the company's co-founders. "We understand how impactful our time and monetary donation to the Oregon Food Bank is and thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent there."
This is Phusion Projects' tenth 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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