Beer distributors deliver beer to grocery stores, corner stores, restaurants, hotels, bars and every place in between that sells beer to consumers. They’re up early – before the sun has risen – and often work long after the sun has gone down.
On top of that, beer distributors are very active and engaged in their communities. They’re the first ones to help in an emergency and to take care of the neighborhoods where they live and work. As leaders in their communities, beer distributors feel a responsibility to help their neighbors however and whenever they can. Whether it's donating food to local food banks, supporting nonprofit organizations that share common values, contributing clean drinking water to firefighters or providing disaster relief, beer distributors deliver so much more than beer. Even during the height of the pandemic, beer distributors could be found delivering essential items to healthcare heroes, supporting shuttered restaurant and bar partners, lending their refrigerated trucks to food banks and so much more — all while remaining an essential part of the supply chain.
Over the past year, beer distributors are protecting their communities in a new and impactful way through NBWA's Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative. This program trains beer distributors to recognize and report the signs of human trafficking. Due to their everyday access to back rooms and other unseen spaces, beer distributors are uniquely positioned to aid law enforcement in spotting signs of this heinous crime; yet another example of beer distributors going above and beyond for their communities.