BENEFITING: Coffee Kids, Inc.
Grow it Forward is Coffee Kids' annual campaign for food security in the coffeelands.
In much of Central America, the coffee harvest ends around the end of February. Three months later, most families have spent what they earned and must find a way to feed their families for the remainder of the year. Coffee-farming families face three to eight months of hunger every year. These months are referred to as the thin months.
Due to a host of factors, including population growth, climate change and a growing competition for natural resources, many coffee-farming families are facing widespread insecurity when it comes to meeting one of their most basic needs: food. Although Coffee Kids programs are designed to address a wide variety of issues facing today’s coffee producers, there is perhaps none more important than food security. It is the very foundation upon which any discussion of quality of life is built.
From Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, 2014, you can help Coffee Kids raise money and awareness by hosting your own fundraiser and linking it to ours!