Equal Exchange – Fair Trade

coffeeFAIR TRADE for SALE at St. John’s Lutheran Church

Fair Trade Coffee, Chocolate, Tea and more is available for purchase in Mary-Martha Hall and in the Worship Center. The Fair Trade Coffee program is sponsored in party by St. John’s Outreach.

NEW! Fair Trade chocolates and nuts are now available at our Fair Trade stations in Mary/Martha Hall and the Worship Center.

LOVE YOUR COFFEE AND YOU NEIGHBOR, TOO

Coffee is big business. But sadly, it is often an unjust business.

A lot of coffee is grown by small-scale farmers in poor, isolated regions. In conventional trade, middlemen often force them to accept low prices that don’t even cover their production costs let alone basic living expenses.

WHY OFFER FAIR TRADE COFFEE?

The more conventionally-traded coffee and tea we buy, the more we perpetuate this unjust way of doing business. With Fair Trade, however, farmers get a fair price while coffee (or tea) drinkers like us enjoy a gourmet product for about the same price as conventionally traded varieties.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF AND EQUAL EXCHANGE

Through the LWR Coffee Project, a partnership between Lutheran World Relief and Equal Exchange, Lutherans can enjoy delicious fairly traded products while supporting small-scale farmers across the world. Farmers earn a fair price for their crops, have access to affordable credit, and can invest in education, health care and sustainable agriculture, building a better future for their families.

In addition, for all fairly traded products purchased through the LWR Coffee Project, Equal Exchange give $.20 per pound back to Lutheran World Relief for projects supporting small-scale coffee farmers.

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