Care Packages for Healthcare, First Responders


RISE Nitro Brewing Company coordinated with other food and beverage businesses to create care packages for healthcare and emergency response workers on the front lines.

RISE partnered with Kelly’s Four Plus, Muscle Up, and Zesty Z to create 30 boxes containing 36 cans of organic cold brew coffee, and 24 snacks of protein bars, Mediterranean popcorn, and hand-baked granola. All firms are members of the CT Food n’Bev Connect Peer Network, in partnership with The Business Council of Fairfield County.

Within one week the boxes were packed and delivered to Stamford EMS, Stamford Health and the Tully Health Center, Bridgeport EMS, New Canaan EMS and fire department, Garden Rescues Animal Rescue Shelter and Spot On Veterinary Hospital, as well as Greenwich, Norwalk, Danbury and Bridgeport Hospitals. 

“We’re trying to be good citizens and this is a genuine expression of our gratitude. I have tremendous appreciation and concern for what they are going through,” said Matt Taylor, a field marketing manager for RISE. “This all came together very quickly, with many people stepping up. I truly believe we make it through tough times by working together.”

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