Receiver Coffee to donate $5,000 from Island Morning brew to food bank

Receiver Coffee in Charlottetown is making a $5,000 donation to the Upper Room Food Bank.

Donation to food bank 'more fulfilling than any business venture I’ve done,' owner says

Receiver owner Chris Francis (middle) joins Island Morning hosts Mitch Cormier and Matt Rainnie in a cup of the special CBC brew. (Pat Martel/CBC)

Receiver Coffee in Charlottetown is making a $5,000 donation to the Upper Room Food Bank.

Receiver partnered with CBC P.E.I.'s Feed and Family Campaign, donating $10 from the sale of each bag of its special Island Morning brew.

They sold 495 bags, and rounded up the donation to $5,000.

'Really proud'

"We're really proud to be able to say that," said Receiver owner Chris Francis.

"So much of the focus in doing business can be just about cutting costs and finding your margins ... and whenever you do something like this it's really just not about the business, it's about the community the business is a part of. To me, it's way more fulfilling than any business venture I've done."

As for the coffee itself, Francis said he received positive feedback and will reintroduce the blend at some point in the future.