CHICAGO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A local team from Phusion Projects, LLC, manufacturer of Four Loko, volunteered their day at the Greater Chicago Food Depository , gleaning produce and re-packing it to be distributed to the Food Depository's 650 partner agencies. Additionally, Phusion Projects presented the organization with a $5,000 donation.
"At Phusion Projects, we understand the importance of supporting the local community through volunteering and giving back," said Jaisen Freeman, one of the company's co-founders. "Through our volunteer effort and financial donation, the Greater Chicago Food Depository will be able to help more hungry residents throughout Chicago."
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit food distribution and training center whose goal is provide food for the hungry while striving to end hunger in Chicago. The Food Depository works with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to provide food to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. In 2010, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat to the hungry – the equivalent of 135,000 meals every day.
This is Phusion Projects' seventh 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, 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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