An institution in many towns throughout the Northwest, Dutch Brothers provides great coffee drinks and other beverages to a very loyal customer base. For Jeff Bass, owner of the drive through in Centralia, he and his team are on a first name basis with many. “We aim to provide our customers with a high-quality product and exceptional service every time,” he says.

Because it’s a drive through, Bass and team were able to remain open and continue to keep his staff employed through the stay at home orders. “We are extremely thankful that we have been able to continue to provide jobs during these unprecedented times,” says Bass.

When Bass was asked to join in on Columbia Bank’s Pass It On Project, he didn’t hesitate. Bass and team are turning their good fortune into action and are providing free drinks to local teachers and staff in the Centralia community and Columbia Bank is picking up the tab. “Teachers and faculty have been amazing at overhauling the way the teach and help our youth,” says Bass. “By using funds provided by Columbia Bank, we are going to help brighten their day during these hard times.”