Odell Brewing Co., based in Fort Collins, Colo., has announced it will immediately donate $160,000 to four partner organizations who provide support to northern Colorado residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation comes by way of Odell Brewing’s Growing Fund, managed for the last seven years by The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Donations will be distributed to four organizations in the amount of $40,000 each. Recipients include Homeward Alliance, Neighbor to Neighbor, Food Bank for Larimer County and Meals on Wheels.
“We recognize that food assistance and housing instability are two of Larimer County’s greatest needs in this current crisis,” explained Cofounder Wynne Odell. “With the deep ties these organizations have to our community, we believe the support they provide is vital.”
As an employee-owned company of just over 150 people, community service is an integral part of Odell Brewing’s culture. This donation marks the single largest one-time gift in the history of their charitable program.
“Over the last few weeks, we have seen the world change drastically,” said Wynne Odell. “Serving the community that has supported us for the last 30 years has always been a part of our culture, but it’s never been more important than it is right now.”