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Giving Back: Good Earth Coffeehouse

One of my favourite things about the holiday season is hearing about all the companies that are giving back, especially when it’s directed towards local programs and charities. For the past 20 years, Good Earth Coffeehouse has been doing just that with their annual Gingerbread Family campaign.

First opened in 1991 in Calgary, they have expanded to a total of 49 locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. They believe in good coffee, with direct & ethical trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified, organic and shade grown coffee. Their fresh food is healthy with fruits & vegetables, whole grains, nuts, real eggs and fresh dairy.

Visit a local Good Earth Coffeehouse (find your closest location here) and pick up your own Gingerbread Family. For $7.25 you will receive three gingerbread cookies, and for every package sold, Good Earth Coffeehouse will donate $1 to a local food bank.

They are also running a national social media campaign, which means that if you share a picture of your cookies on Facebook or Instagram with #FeedaFamily, they will donate an additional $1 to a local food bank, up to a total of $2,500.

Their goal for 2017 is to sell over 10,000 Gingerbread families between now and December 31st. Last year they sold over 9,500, let’s help they exceed that amount this year!

Just by purchasing three cookies for $7.25 and posting a picture of it online, you can donate $2 to your local food bank. So many people use food banks year long, but particularly this time of year when money can be even tighter. Let’s make sure that no one goes hungry this holiday season.

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