This Thursday, April 19, is Free Iced Coffee Day at Bruegger’s! From opening until until 4 p.m., Connecticut-area residents will be the first to get a taste of summer at Bruegger’s when the bakery-café chain hosts Free Iced Coffee Day at its nine New Haven and Fairfield-area locations. Guests are invited to stop in for a free 16-ounce iced coffee, and are asked to make a donation to Connecticut Food Bank via collection canisters, located next to each bakery’s register, to help the organization alleviate hunger in the state.
Along with helping an important cause, Bruegger’s wants to give new and loyal guests the chance to try its iced coffee, a summer favorite, before summer officially begins. In addition to iced coffee, Bruegger’s offers Mocha and regular-flavored Iced Coffee Coolers, triple-brewed coffee with sweet cream, and a frozen blended coffee drink – the popular Brueggaccino – also available in mocha.
“We wanted to start our summer early and give our loyal Connecticut customers the chance to enjoy our iced coffee for free,” said Bruegger’s Chief Marketing Officer Scott Colwell. “As longtime supporters of Connecticut Food Bank, we know that summer is a hard time for some families, so we developed our Free Iced Coffee Day fundraiser to help those in need in the upcoming months.”
“People don’t always think of the food bank in the spring and summer, but this is the time we have the greatest need,” said Connecticut Food Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Nancy L. Carrington. “Families have to come up with more than 200 extra meals during summer vacation because kids don’t have access to free school meals – an extremely difficult situation to face for most low-income families. The Bruegger’s fundraiser will help us fill in the gap.”
For every $1 donated, Connecticut Food Bank can distribute $5 worth of food at wholesale value. No coupon is required to receive a free iced coffee on April 19. Participating New Haven and Fairfield-area bakeries are located in Wallingford, Hamden, New Haven, Shelton, Danbury, Trumbull, New Canaan and Orange. Further information is at www.brueggers.com.