Teammate Backpacking Event in Richmond, VA

As summer starts to wind down and the scent of freshly sharpened pencils fills the air, it can only mean one thing: back-to-school season is upon us. For many students and families, this time of year can bring both excitement and anxiety. The promise of new beginnings and fresh opportunities can mingle with the stress of preparing for the upcoming school year.  

Coca-Cola Consolidated is committed to supporting students, teachers, and staff across our 14-state territory. We teamed up with our customer and marketing partners as well as non-profits to provide nearly 13,000 backpacks and teacher totes during the 2023 back-to-school season.  

Teammate Backpacking Event in Louisville, KY 

“We feel it’s important for our schools to be healthy and its an important piece of our business to invest in our local communities,” said Dave Katz, Coca-Cola Consolidated President and Chief Operating Officer.  

In addition to providing practical support, our teammates are also deeply invested in the communities where they live and work. Organizational Capability Manager Justice Morton is a former educator who now takes advantage of stewardship opportunities to stay connected to her former school.  

After leaving the classroom I taught in for five years, I quickly felt disconnected from my school community, said Morton. Coke Consolidated encourages me to stay connected to my former school through stewardship opportunities. I am proud to work for a company that values education and supports teachers, school staff, and students! 

These somewhat simple acts of kindness can boost a student’s self-esteem, motivating them to excel, and helping them develop a positive attitude towards learning.

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