Phoenix-based food company helping Beirut in a big way after explosions

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — An Phoenix food company announced on Monday that they are giving back in a big way. And they are doing it internationally!

The Phoenix-based nutritious spread company Americano Foods, the makers of Americano® nut butters, announced that throughout September, it will be giving 100% of proceeds from online sales to relief work in Beirut, Lebanon, a place suffering from a recent explosion and continuing economic woes.

To add to that, FirstBank, one of the country’s largest privately held banks, is matching whatever Americano Foods makes throughout September. The bank has a strong focus on “banking for good.”

Americano Foods co-owners Denise and Jeff Malkoon, both third generation Phoenicians of Lebanese descent, wanted to do all they can to help those who need it the most.

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