Every Fall they still come, like pilgrims, with menus of cookies, candy bars and magazines we never read. While the cause of supporting our children and their education remains important, I’ve become more aware of not only my food choices (have you read the labels of the girl scout cookies??) but also of issues surrounding sustainability and fair trade.
Today, fortunately, we have a new choice. We can support the neighborhood kids’ without sacrificing our interest in quality foods and goods. Equal Exchange is paving the way for better fundraisers, one even a foodie could love.
Dark chocolate bars with real cocoa butter, even 71% cocoa, Arabica coffees roasted by Equal Exchange, healthy snacks (almonds, roasted pecans & sweetened, dried cranberries) from US family farmers, and teas from DarJeeling & South Africa and a rooibos that heals! And for the bottom-line parents, the profits for the school from this fundraiser are competitive with conventional fundraisers. You can do well by doing good (or is it the other way around?), and eat better chocolate, too!
If you’re a teacher or have kids in school, be sure to check out the fundraising opportunities at Equal Exchange.
Equal Exchange is committed to the learning in addition to the taste. You can check out their free downloadable educational tools for teachers or parents who want to help bring the challenges of being a player in a global marketplace to kids in age appropriate ways. Learn more about the: why, what, who, so what of our global marketplace. See, hear, taste the Equal Exchange story, one that aligns well with foodies, aggies and fair traders out there.