The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is honoring First Responders with their “Heroes at Heart” campaign through July 7. They will donate one dollar from “Heroes at Heart” coffee and tea sold in their stores and online to charities that support police and fire including the California Fire Foundation and the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation. “First Responders are the heroes of our communities’ biggest disasters and everyday emergencies,” said Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Manager Patrick Downey. “We are proud to honor and give back to local first responders and their families. The bags and tins feature a dedicated space to write a special note to first responders. Last year many Ventura residents purchased “Heroes at Heart” coffee and tea for first responders and we delivered to the Ventura Police and Fire Departments. It’s just a great way for all of us to show support for our local heroes.”
The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s service. There is no formal agenda, just a casual opportunity to voice concerns and share ideas. This is a no host event.