Brown-Forman Donating 2,000 Meals a Day to Local Food Pantries
Distillers across the country continue to step up in different ways to help their local communities during this horrific Coronavirus event. Many are making hand sanitizer for first responders and hospitals to help keep those essential workers safe. You can see a list of distillers from across the country that have shifted whiskey, gin and vodka production to hand sanitizer here.
Brown-Forman with its headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky and spirits brands like Old Forester Bourbon, Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Jack Daniel’s Whiskey is making lunches for those in need. For the entire month of April and continuing until the first week of May the company has committed to donating meals to select food pantry organizations in the California neighborhood and Louisville community.
The Bourbon Street Café (the company’s on-site employee restaurant) and Event Planning team will be assembling approximately 2,000 bagged lunches each day, for a total of close to 40,000 meals for the month. The lunches will consist of a sandwich, snacks, fruit, and dessert. The team will assemble the meals at Brown-Forman’s campus, and is partnering with Wiltshire Pantry to deliver and distribute to more than ten organizations. All health and safety precautions are being taken, including working no less than six feet apart, frequent hand washing, work station sanitization and well checks. Minimal contact is required for food delivery.
Along with the announcement of the community meals, Brown-Forman has donated $1 million that will give back to the people and communities that mean so much to our company. The donation will be spread across multiple locations and agencies to help support those impacted by COVID-19. Initial contributions include: One Louisville, the Hospitality Industry, and International donations.
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