March 14, 2019
Bartell’s supports local products that give back to the local community
Street Bean Roasters – Coffee that tastes good. Coffee that does good.
Homeless relief efforts are in action throughout the Greater Seattle Area. Street Bean Coffee takes that initiative to the next level by integrating their passion to help people with their passion for creating delicious coffee. As a 501(c)(3) funded by canned cold brew sales, their unique apprenticeship program offers an opportunity for street-influenced youth to discover and employ their talents in their roasting operation and coffee shops.
“In the last five years, Street Bean has helped train and equip over 150 homeless youth in the city of Seattle.” said Sean McDonald, Director of Operations at Street Bean Roasters. The program’s goal is to serve as a catalyst for participants to move away from street life and on to successful future employment.
“Adding Street Bean cold brew to our already large selection of local products was an easy choice. It’s a great tasting, quality product that promotes environmental sustainability while also giving back to the local community. Local helping local. It really comes full circle here.” said John Lewis, Bartell’s Sr. Category Manager for Food and Beverage.
This program has a 90% proven success rate for helping young adults transition away from street living and gives them the chance to reclaim their lives. To support this local initiative, Bartell’s now carries an assortment of Street Bean Cold Brew. Each can purchased directly supports the apprenticeship program. The products are highlighted this month in all Bartell’s locations.
“Bartell’s is an amazing supporter of local businesses and they do this across all aspects of their business. Street Bean is a great example of that. They were one of the first retailers to bring it in. By being such a great retail partner, they’ll sell more cans of cold brew and that allows us to make a larger impact with the issue of homeless youth.” said Colin Schilling, CEO of Schilling Cider and distribution partner of Street Bean Roasters.
About Bartell Drugs: Operating 68 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties and serving the Northwest since 1890, locally owned Bartell Drugs is dedicated to providing extraordinary service that advances health, happiness and wellbeing. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
About Street Bean: With two storefront locations and one roasting operation, Street Bean partners with local companies, Schilling Cider for canning and distribution and Theo’s Chocolate for their mocha canned brew creation, all in an effort to positively impact the lives of street influenced youth in Seattle.
Media Contact: Hannah Kubiak, Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or firstname.lastname@example.org