Gift guide: Foodie gifts that do good
The holidays are all about food. Other things, too, I guess, but if you're not thinking about cookies or hot cocoa or roasts, I don't know why you're reading this blog. But as you enjoy treats throughout this season, it's important to remember those who cannot.
You can help a person eat or live better when you buy certain gifts or by giving donations in a loved one's name. Here are some ideas for foodie gifts that give back.
This chocolate company is 100 percent fair-trade and is co-owned by the cocoa farmers in Ghana that produce its product, which means they get a piece of the profits. Divine also invests in development projects, including a women's training program and an educational radio show. You can buy Divine Chocolate on the website or at Whole Foods.
Give your loved one a subscription to Love With Food and they'll get a box with at least eight organic, all-natural or gluten-free snacks a month. The Tasting Box subscription ($7.99/month) donates one meal per box to a food bank each month. Higher priced plans such as the Deluxe Box ($16.50/month) and the Gluten Free Box ($19.99/month) each donate two meals per box each month.
The beautiful handmade, glazed and imprinted pieces from Prodigal Pottery — which include the platter you see above as well as a gorgeous cheese board — are made by homeless women. All of the proceeds from these products support those women.
P.S. You can browse Latch Company, which is a vendor for Prodigal Pottery, for goods by which cause matters to you.
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