Farmer Brothers views social involvement as a part of our corporate responsibility and sustainability model: Social, Environmental, and Economic Development (SEED). We endorse and support communities where our customers, employees, businesses, and suppliers are located, and who have enthusiastically supported us over the past 100 years. Our objective is to provide support toward a mission of supply chain stability with a focus on food security. Through our involvement in the Specialty Coffee Industry of America, we are signatories of the United Nations Global Compact and committed to helping reach the Millennium Development Goals. We have partnered with several strong non-government organizations (NGOs) to work toward these goals.
Through our longstanding partnership with Mercy Corps, our Nicaragua Café Aldea coffee provides a giveback for every bag or pound purchased. Partnering with Mercy Corps and the Aldea Global Cooperative, we’ve created a microloan program tailored specifically to rural female coffee farmers in Nicaragua. With loans ranging between $100 and $200, women can purchase the supplies, tools, and machinery they need to manage their coffee plots.
For more than two decades, we’ve supported Coffee Kids, an organization with a multi-dimensional approach to looking out for youth in coffee-growing communities. Through education, health care, economic diversification, food security and capacity building, Coffee Kids helps to ensure that another generation will be successful coffee farmers.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
A Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families that want to be near a hospitalized child. The Houses allow the family to stay close and focus on the health of the child instead of worrying about grocery shopping or from where their next meal will come. Across the United States, we support the administration of the Houses as well as stocking the pantries and volunteering to cook meals.
We support local food banks and depositories that are part of the Feeding America network. This network is dedicated to joining retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies to fight to end hunger in America. We support the organization financially and with product donations. Through this organization, we were able to help get much-needed resources to victims of Hurricane Sandy, the Oklahoma City tornado, and the Colorado floods.
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