Dayton-based Bonbright Distributors is teaming up with MillerCoors to bring in more than 50,000 12-ounce cans of fresh drinking water for free distribution in the Dayton area, Bonbright Chairman and CEO Brock Anderson III told this news outlet today, May 29.
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The 20 pallets of water, each with 105 24-packs of 12-ounce cans, is en route to Dayton from a MillerCoors brewery in Virginia, and is expected to arrive sometime Thursday afternoon, Anderson said. Bonbright will make the water available for free to the public at its keg-sales office at 1 Arena Park Drive adjacent to the University of Dayton Arena “the minute it arrives tomorrow,” Anderson said. A large portion of the water will then be delivered to The FoodBank of Dayton on Monday for free distribution through the agency’s channels, the Bonbright CEO said.
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MillerCoors has donated fresh water in 12-ounce cans that it usually uses for beer to hurricane relief and other natural disasters. The Virginia brewery is especially equipped for this type of operation, Anderson said. The brewery also has a large production facility near Trenton in Butler County.
Tami Garrison, community affairs manager at MillerCoors, said in an email, “In the face of devastation, we’re doing our part to supply Miami Valley, Ohio tornado victims and first responders with essential clean water. Through the donation of the water cans, we aim to provide comfort and relief to help the community in their time of need.”
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Bonbright Distributors was founded in 1934 by Carl Bonbright. It was purchased by Brock Anderson’s father, H. Brockman Anderson, in 1983. The company distributes MillerCoors products along with dozens of other beer brands in nine Miami Valley counties: Butler, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren.