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Episcopal Relief and Development Fair Trade Project

Started in 2015, The Episcopal Relief and Development Fair Trade Project is a collaboration between Equal Exchange and Episcopal Relief and Development to involve more Episcopal churches and individuals in supporting small farmers around the world.

Equal Exchange is not only a leader in providing some of the finest coffees, teas, chocolate, cocoa, nuts and more; we also operate in a manner that works in harmony with Episcopal Relief & Development's asset-based methodology. Because the farmers Equal Exchange works with 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.

Through the Episcopal Relief and Development Fair Trade Project, you get access to Organic, fairly-traded products at discounted wholesale case prices, ensuring that more of the money you spend on coffee and other products reaches the hardworking farmers who actually grow them.

How to Use Fairly TradedCoffee, Tea & Chocolate

Episcopal Relief and Development 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 church on our web store. Make sure to select "Episcopal Relief" from the "Coffee Project" drop down menu during registration — each purchase you make earns credit for Episcopal Relief and Development. There are many ways to share these delicious products at church and in your community.

Serve at Coffee Hour

Serve Coffee

Serve fairly traded coffee after worship services, or
at meetingsat other gatherings and eventsin the church office

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Offer Products for Sale

Selling Products

Give your community access to fairly traded products at
Table sales after servicesChristmas bazaarsFundraisers

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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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Meet Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief & Development is an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church. Our work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity. We take our mandate from the words of Jesus, found in Matthew 25:37-40, that call us to feed the hungry, care for the sick and welcome the stranger.

For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and fair foods Episcopalians purchase through the Episcopal Relief and Development Fair Trade Project, $0.15 per pound gets set aside by Equal Exchange for a Small Farmer Fund. That Fund amounted to $1,902.69 in 2019. Small Farmer Funds from purchases within the partnership benefit Episcopal Relief & Development's Global Needs Fund. Contributions to the Global Needs Fund strengthen communities and make a lasting difference in fighting poverty, hunger, disease and disasters around the world.

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Order Episcopal Relief and Development Fair Trade Project brochures for your congregation.

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Not sure how much to order? Need a recommendation? Our friendly Massachusetts-based Customer Service Team is standing by to answer all your questions, Monday through Friday from 9-5 EST.

Call us: 774-776-7366
Email us: communityorders@equalexchange.coop

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