For over a decade, Bower Hill Community Church has served Fair Trade coffee and tea during Fellowship Time and church events. Congregation members are also able to purchase coffee, tea, and cocoa. Our coffee, teas, and cocoa are all from Equal Exchange worker cooperatives. Through Equal Exchange, small scale farmers not only receive a significantly larger share of the profits, but also have a say in how the organization is run and have the cooperative profits returned to their communities. Communities decide whether their share of the profits will help build a school, a community health center or another community need. PCUSA’s Enough for Everyone Program has collaborated with Equal Exchange since 2001.
If you haven’t been supporting this program, please consider purchasing some of our Fair Trade products. Coffee, both regular and decaf, is $8.00 per 12 ounce bag or box of 12 single serve cups. Teas are $4.00 for a box of 20 tea bags and cocoa is $6.00 per can. We have an honor system where you can pick up your coffee, tea and/or cocoa in the hallway on the way from the sanctuary to Fellowship Hall and place your check or cash in the offering plate marked “Coffee/Tea/Cocoa.” Fair Trade products are a great way to help small scale farmers around the world support their families with pride and dignity.