SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — You may have heard about the incredible pivot St. Petersburg Distillery made when the pandemic first hit the state. The distillery found a way to make its own hand sanitizer, and has been busy cranking it out and helping out the area in countless ways ever since.
Senior Vice President Skip Ragan of St. Petersburg Distillery joined GDL to tell us how things have been going. Throughout the month of June, the distillery is partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay each Saturday to distribute complimentary hand sanitizer to the community. The events take place at HCC (Dale Mabry campus) and Tropicana Field. There is an additional distribution site in Manatee every Tuesday at the State College of Florida-Bradenton. By the end of this month, St. Petersburg Distillery will have donated 107,000 hand sanitizer units throughout the community. Even more, the distillery’s work has been an opportunity to employ 50 out-of-work service industry professionals to assist in the operations.
The distillery sells reasonably-priced hand sanitizer in bulk to local for-profit companies, and provides easy online ordering with no-touch distillery pick up. Learn more at stpetersburgdistillery.com.
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