Sumner's Green Mountain Coffee announces charitable donations

Tacoma News TribuneNovember 27, 2013 

An inside look at the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters plant in Sumner.


Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Sumner donated $226,000 to 13 area nonprofits during the past year, the company announced.

One of the largest of the grants, $25,000, went to New Futures to support community learning centers in three low-income apartment complexes in south King County, according to a news release.

Other recipients in the South Sound include the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound, The Children's Museum of Tacoma, the FISH mobile food bank and the Puyallup Fair Foundation.

Green Mountain opened its Sumner facility in 2009. It employs about 350 people, director of operations John Rader told The News Tribune this past spring. Green Mountain emphasizes volunteering for its employees, giving them up to 52 hours paid time off a year for them to dedicate to personal causes.

The Sumner plant is one of six plants outside Green Mountain’s Vermont headquarters. The others are in Knoxville, Tenn.; Windsor, Va.; Castroville, Calif.; and two in Canada.

Green Mountain had revenues of $4.4 billion in 2013.

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