Started in 2008, the Disciples of Christ Coffee Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange, Disciples Home Missions, and Week of Compassion to involve more Disciples in supporting small farmers around the world.
For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and foods Disciples purchase through the Coffee Project, 15 cents per pound goes to the Project's Small Farmer Fund, supporting food security projects through the Disciples' local partners, including small scale agricultural and anti-hunger projects. These projects are located in countries in which Equal Exchange coffee is grown and harvested. That Fund amounted to $1,771.09 in 2012 alone!
Disciples Home Missions, a General Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is the enabling and coordinating division of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in congregational program and mission in North America. DHM's priorities include leader development, congregational transformation, faith formation and Christian vocations.
Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development ministry fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada. WOC helps North American Disciples contribute to relief and development efforts world wide. WOC also encourages and supports volunteer groups in "hands-on" mission and service opportunities in North America and abroad.
Equal Exchange is a Fair Trade organization that buys directly from small-scale farmer cooperatives, owned and run by the farmers themselves. Because our farmer partners are paid above market prices for their crops, they are able to make investments in community projects, educational programs, and technical trainings. These cooperative organizations also help keep rural communities healthy and strong, and keep local cultures vibrant. Equal Exchange is also committed to supporting sustainable farming methods that help green the earth through reforestation, natural resource conservation and organic practices.
How to Order
Call (774) 776-7366 or email.