Economic & Environmental Justice
FAIR TRADE COFFEE UPDATE
Have you been enjoying the great coffee and tea on Sunday and special occasions? We serve Fair Trade beverages at UUFF on a regular basis. We all owe a big THANK YOU to everyone who goes to Men's Breakfast as they have continued to cover the cost of all the coffee and tea for the meetinghouse programs!
We use Equal Exchange products when possible. In 1986, Equal Exchange was founded to challenge the existing trade model, which favors large plantations, agri-business, and multi-national corporations; to support small farmers; and connect consumers and producers through information, education, and the exchange of products in the marketplace.
Fair Trade is not a charity or handout; it is simply a process of giving a fair exchange. Fair Trade is a system of selling and distributing coffee grown by small farmers and small producers who are democratically organized. Equal Exchange and other fair trade distributors provide high-quality coffee at a fair price to you. By cutting out the middlemen, Equal Exchange pays the farmers more and gives you a better value.
Look for Coffee and Chocolate Sales after the church service. The sales will be announced in Rainbow. Julia Withers is the sales person for UUFF. Contact her if you want to order a case of coffee or if you have special requests for chocolate. The next sale will be in September 2016.