(St. Petersburg, FL — May 26, 2020)– Frontline workers across Tampa Bay have felt the impact of COVID-19, but an outpour of generosity from local businesses has helped to keep spirits high. Since March, the team at Made Coffee— the leading cold brew company of the Southeast– has donated more than 70,000 cans of coffee to healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and others who have been particularly affected by COVID-19.
“So many of our frontline workers are operating under unimaginable stress with crazy hours, and we wanted to find some way to support them,” says Taylor Prater, Made co-founder. “This is our way of saying thanks and helping them to keep the energy they need to do the incredible work that they do.”
After the drop-offs, frontline workers often reach out to Prater to let her know that the intensity of their jobs has increased, and they tell her a simple gesture like delivering coffee helps to not only fuel their day, but to make them feel seen.
“I told my team that this has to be a regular thing. When ever a crisis happens, people tend to respond to the need, but as things return to normal, we often forget about maintaining that spirit of generosity. So, we’re committed to making these kinds of donations a regular part of our mission.”
For more information about Made Coffee, or to order cans or beans to brew at home, visit www.drinkmadecoffee.com
About Made Coffee
Founded in May 2015, Made Coffee has become both Florida’s and the Southeastern United States’ first canned cold brew and nitro brew products, produced in a facility that imports, roasts, packages and distributes all under one roof. Headquartered in Clearwater, FL Made Coffee currently has more than 4,500 points of distribution within Publix Super Markets, Sprouts Farmers Markets, convenience stores, fitness facilities, cafés, bars and restaurants. For more information, visit drinkmadecoffee.com