BNF Buys Locally; Saves Red Pandas Globally
Limited-edition kombucha flavor by Eugene-based company, BNF, aids wild red pandas in Nepal.
Supporting local communities and helping them thrive is what the Eugene-based kombucha company BNF (a Billion New Friends) Kombucha & Jun is all about. So when Red Panda Network—an internationally-recognized nonprofit that’s saving red pandas through community-based conservation programs—relocated their US office to Eugene, an alliance was bound to follow.
Now, a partnership between BNF and Red Panda Network is official. BNF has unveiled a never-before-released, limited-edition strawberry mint kombucha flavor. In keeping with BNF’s mission to support local businesses and organizations, 95% of the ingredients for this small-batch kombucha flavor are from local growers and businesses.
BNF began in 2015 with the aim to provide Eugene, Oregon and its surrounding cities a locally-crafted and refreshing kombucha made from the finest ingredients the region has to offer.
With this new partnership, BNF extends their circle of support to the red pandas and people of Nepal. For every sale of strawberry-mint kombucha, 5% of the proceeds will go directly toward Red Panda Network’s efforts to conserve wild red pandas and their habitat by educating and empowering local communities in Nepal.
The new strawberry mint flavor is already available in BNF's new tasting room, located at 2495 Prairie Road Unit A Eugene, Oregon. It should also be available in bottle or on draft by the first week of September at the following Oregon locations:
Capella Market (Eugene)
Friendly Street Market (Eugene)
The Kiva (Eugene)
Sundance Natural Foods (Eugene)
Red Barn Natural Grocery (Eugene)
New Frontier Market (Eugene)
Bruns’ Apple Market (Eugene)
The Growler Guys (Eugene)
Wynant’s Family Health Foods (Springfield)
Main Street Market (Springfield)
Lifesource Natural Foods (Salem)
First Alternative Co-Op South (Corvallis)
If you do not live in the Eugene area and would like to purchase BNF's strawberry mint kombucha and have it shipped to you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holly Alyssa MacCormick
Writing and Communications Volunteer
Red Panda Network