Smoothie King announced Thursday it has successfully donated over $1,000,000 in smoothies to essential workers and workplaces across the country.
Smoothie King promised to help support the health and wellness journeys of essential workers nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. The result was an outpouring of support from Smoothie King franchisees, partners, team members and guests which made it possible to meet Smoothie King’s donation goal of $1,000,000.
“This pandemic is like nothing we’ve ever seen before, yet essential workers everywhere are still expected to show up to work and put their health and safety at risk. By donating $1,000,000 in smoothies, we wanted to help these heroes on their health and wellness journeys while they helped others do the same,” says CEO Wan Kim. “Our goal was to give back to the heroes keeping all of us safe, and we’re thrilled to have reached that goal.”
Smoothie King franchisees and their team members were able to donate thousands of nutritious, meal-replacement smoothies to feed essential workers and workplaces throughout the United States.
Smoothie King also gave its guests the opportunity to help fulfill the $1,000,000 in smoothies pledge. From the initiative’s onset, guests were able to purchase smoothies in store and online, intended for essential workers in their own communities, and the local Smoothie King would later deliver those smoothies firsthand to said workers.
“I couldn’t be prouder of how our entire company responded,” Kim adds. “It wouldn’t have been possible without our franchisees, partners and team members. Smoothie King is also thankful to those guests who participated and helped achieve the donation goal. Together, we helped provide thousands of healthier, on-the-goal meals to people that really needed it.”