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Houston's FreshBrew Group Donates 52,000 Units Of Water And Packaged Snacks To Hurricane Harvey First Responders

Posted On: 9/6/2017

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HOUSTON -- As part of the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort, FreshBrew Group, a vending company and coffee roaster here, said it will donate more than 52,000 units of bottled water and packaged snacks to its hometown's first responders, hospitals and city employees and volunteers.

FreshBrew said it will deliver more than 48,000 bottles of water and 4,700 individual snacks to Houston Police Special Operations, Houston Police Officer's Union, Houston Fire Department, City of Houston City Hall and Annex Building. FreshBrew has also committed to continuing to provide relief to area institutions, including University of Texas Health Science Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital System through the recovery period.

"Houston has been our hometown for 25 years and our thoughts are with everyone that has been impacted by this unprecedented weather event," said FreshBrew Group president and chief executive Al Ansari. "We are grateful for our first responders, hospitals and city workers and volunteers who have been providing support around the clock to help keep our city safe and operational. This donation is our way of thanking them for their dedication to the community during this tragic time."

Established in 1997, FreshBrew says it operates more than 5,000 vending machines. Its roasting division supplies coffee to foodservice, retail and convenience stores, and the company stakes its claim as one of the airline industry's largest roasters.