Independent Coffee Company Donates Portion of Proceeds From National Coffee Day Sales to Local Nonprofits

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SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY NOV 13, 2019

This past September 29, on National Coffee Day, Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company gave the communities they serve the opportunity to give back through their purchases – raising over $10,000 for three local charities. Last week, Kahwa owners, Raphael and Sarah Perrier, presented checks to these local non-profit organizations whose missions are to end the hunger crisis in the Tampa Bay area. On-site to accept the contributions were leaders from:  Pinellas County's Blessings in a Backpack, Hillsborough County's Where Love Grows and Sarasota County's All Faiths Food Bank. “We are extremely fortunate to be part of such a thoughtful and inspiring community. Most made the conscious choice to forgoe the typical National Coffee Day promotions to, instead, visit a Kahwa location that day so they could give back. It wasn’t about the discount they could get, but about what they could give back,” said Raphael Perrier, co-owner of Kahwa Coffee. “Our driving force is the love we have for our community and we want to recognize these organizations for the critical work they do to address food insecurity in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota County.” Elaina Hammond, Community Engagement Manager of All Faiths Food Bank, was on-site to receive the charity donation. All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank serving the Sarasota county residents, the non-profit organization is an essential resource to the food insecure community. The Sarasota organization proved to be prolific in their 2018 outreach and distributed 10.5 million pounds of food and served up 8.75 million meals  to children, families, seniors and veterans.

Photo of All Faiths Food Bank representatives, courtesy of Kahwa Coffee Roasters

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