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CRS Ethical Trade Project

Through the Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade program and Equal Exchange, your parish can purchase fairly traded, organic and delicious coffee, chocolate, tea and other foods at wholesale case prices. By your purchases, you act in solidarity with small farmers who feed their families, strengthen their communities and preserve their environment with your help.

Now, support farmers and Catholic Relief Services by using CRS Mama Tierra, coffee produced by a partnership between Equal Exchange and CRS. Proceeds from the sale of this coffee go directly to CRS’ work with small farmers in southern Mexico and Central America.

How to Use Fairly TradedCoffee, Tea & Chocolate

Catholic Relief Services works with Equal Exchange to bring you high-quality coffee, tea and cocoa products — always paying farmers fairly. You can order over the phone, or by making an account for your parish on our web store. Make sure to select "Catholic" as your denomination from the "Coffee Project" drop down menu during registration — each purchase you make earns credit for Catholic Relief Services. And you'll save every day when you order by the wholesale case as well as accumulate rewards as part of the program. There are many ways to share these delicious products at church and in your community.

In 2018 we introduced a CRS-branded, Equal Exchange-roasted, small-farmer grown, organic, fairly traded & delicious new coffee, Mama Tierra. For sales of Mama Tierra, Equal Exchange makes a extra donation to CRS projects with farmers in Mexico and Central America.

Serve at Coffee Hour

Serve Coffee

Serve fairly-traded coffee after Mass, or
at meetingsat other gatherings and eventsin the parish office

Learn More      Serve Mama Tierra

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Offer Products for Sale

Selling Products

Give your parish access to fairly traded products at
Table sales after MassChristmas bazaarsFundraisers

Learn More      Sell Mama Tierra

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Raise money at church

Raise money for CYO, school, missions or other activities.

Table Sale      Catalog Fundraiser
Delegation in Nicargua

There are other ways to get involved! Start a Buying Club to save money by sharing full cases of coffee, tea and chocolate. Sell Organic and ethically-sourced products at your local Farmer's Market. Or join us on a Delegation to visit coffee farmers.

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