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Spokane, Wash.: Avista (NYSE:AVA) and Cravens Coffee Co. have teamed up for a way to enjoy a cup of coffee while helping families in the local community stay warm this winter.
The two locally owned businesses have partnered on a special coffee blend called Share the Warmth with a percentage of each coffee sale going to Project Share, a fuel-blind energy assistance program administered by Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs (SNAP).
The Share the Warmth Blend, a smoky mixture of light and dark roasts, is available in whole bean or ground at all Rosauers, Tidyman’s and Yokes grocery stores in Washington and Idaho and at selected Super 1 Foods and Albertson’s. Additionally, the Share the Warmth Blend is available to wholesale customers through Cravens Coffee Co.
Avista approached Simon Thompson and Becky Templin, owners of Cravens Coffee Co., about supporting Project Share and has worked with them to select the blend, design the special label and create awareness for Project Share and the Share the Warmth Blend.
Templin said the partnership has been a rewarding in a number of ways.
“Cravens Coffee’s community support is targeted towards children, and Project Share is so important to helping less fortunate children stay warm this winter,” Templin said. “Additionally, it has been rewarding working with the terrific people at Avista who have a heart for the community.”
The extra financial support for Project Share is coming at a much-needed time according to Margaret Belote, energy assistance coordinator for SNAP.
“Our community continues to have a number of families and seniors on limited incomes struggling to make ends meet,” Belote said. “Not only are we seeing more families in need of assistance with their energy bills, but we are also seeing an increase in the dollars it takes to help them because of rising costs.”
In addition to supporting Project Share through the purchase of the Share the Warmth Coffee Blend, Avista Utilities’ customers may also add a donation to their monthly energy payment or make a separate contribution by check.
Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is a company operating division that provides service to 325,000 electric and 300,000 natural gas customers in four western states. Avista’s non-regulated subsidiaries include Avista Advantage and Avista Energy. Avista Corp.’s stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.
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