The Human Bean held their fourthÂ annual food drive on Friday, August 22nd.Â They wereÂ overjoyed by community and customerÂ support. Along with all the smiles, The Human Bean customers enjoyed drink discounts.Â Plus they hadÂ a chance to win college football tickets with their donations during the one-day event. All food donations were kept local and benefited food banksÂ in each community.
The Human Bean believes that no one should ever go hungry, no matter the time of year. â€śWe choose to hold our annual food drive in mid-summer each year.Â ThisÂ is when food donations reach their annual lows,â€ť said Jackie McGrath of The Human Bean. â€śThere are many food drives during the winter holidays.Â Â But summer is when supplies run low and the need is high.â€ť
A huge thank you again to everyone for supporting our annualÂ Food Drive and making it a success. Your generous donations areÂ making a difference in feeding the hungry in your community. Thank you!
About the Human Bean
With a passionÂ for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew.Â Â Soon after opening our original location in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean quickly established a reputation for having friendly and experienced baristas and also offering the highest quality ingredients.
Our commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Beanâ€™s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 66 locations.Â Â This isÂ in ten states, 53 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination as well asÂ commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.
This holiday season The Human Bean served up holiday cheer. Baristas participated in the Annual Greystone Court/Access can food drive in Medford, Oregon. The night before Christmas eve we served 20 gallons of chocolate milk. Thanks to Umpqua Dairy for helping to provide the milk. We were able to serve Hot Cocoa to those donating to the cause. Families and friends checked out the brightly decorated street, our baristas warmed their hearts and bellies with holiday cheer! Check out pictures of the event below.
Barista Full of Holiday Cheer Ready to Serve
Holiday Lights Light the Way to Giving
Greystone Court has long held the tradition of lighting the way to community giving. Canned goods are donated to our local community while everyone enjoys the lights. Consequently everyone helps feed the hungry in the community. Holiday spirit is felt throughout the court!
Access is a local organization that provides food, housing, warmth and essential services to low income individuals and families. Residents in Jackson County have been served by Access since 1976.
Greystone is not the only event that The Human Bean and Access work together. Since 2010 The Human Bean has held an annual food drive that benefits Access. The event is held in August because this is typically the time of year that donations are at the lowest point.
Baristas in Action
Most of all this event might be chilly our staff loves to see everyone’s smiling face. Kids love the chance to have hot chocolate and enjoy the lights. Parents love a warm pick me up and showing there kids that giving back can be fun a easy. The Human Bean structures their our own events in this way. Customers love to help out the community and enjoy an amazing beverage too! Events scheduled throughout our calendar year to involve our staff in the community and interact with those in need.