VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 20, 2015 – ‘Tis the season to be charitable. What better way to get in the holiday spirit than giving a gift that supports a worthy cause helps others, extending both cheer and impact beyond just the recipient. SPUD.ca has rounded up a list of gifts that give back, whether by supporting small-scale family farms in impoverished countries, or donating proceeds to important causes and those in need. Spread the love this holiday season.
CocoLove Macarons, Feeding Change - Hands down the most delicious, nutrient-rich, all-organic whole food treat. Each CocoLove coconut macaroon is full of antioxidants, amino acids and minerals. Feeding Change wants to change the world with just, pure, delicious food. All about cultivating healthy, inspired and just communities, united by love, compassion and collaboration, a minimum of 60% of Feeding Change’s net profits go directly to serving community initiatives.
Fair Trade Medley Gift Basket, SPUD - Fair trade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers. It’s about supporting the development of thriving farmer and worker communities that have more control over their futures and protecting the environment in which they live and work. Each item in SPUD.ca’s basket is from a supplier whose commitment to fair trade inspires us with their dedication to bettering the lives of people both near and far. From organic dried mango and shredded coconut to soap and yerba mate, fair trade allows us to connect with the people who grow the produce and make the products that we all depend on.
Christmas Ornaments, Tradeworks - This festive season, purchase a sustainable gift that gives back to women in need. Each of the Tradeworks Christmas ornaments is unique and comes with a story of hope and rebirth. Made from recycled wood, these stunning pieces are handcrafted by women in Vancouver training in carpentry and who experience barriers to employment including addiction, injury or self-esteem issues. The ornaments are made from layers of recycled wood, hand-cut, engraved and then lovingly constructed by the participants of the Tradeworks Women’s Workshop.
Organic Caramel Crunch Chocolate Bar, Camino – The smooth Camino chocolate that melts in your mouth is deliciously balanced by crunchy morsels of caramel. Camino is a Canadian brand of fair trade and organic certified food products, owned by an Ottawa-based worker co-operative, La Siembra Co-operative. La Siembra is committed to fostering long-term direct relationships with its 18 producer partners, supporting more than 35,000 family farmers in 10 countries across Central and South America and Southeast Asia.
SPUD.ca Gift Card – Gift the gift of groceries, get a SPUD.ca credit, and feed someone in need a hot meal this holiday season. Choose from a $100 gift card with a $10 SPUD credit and one hot meal, or $150 gift card, $15 SPUD credit and two hot meals, or a $200 gift card, $25 SPUD credit and four hot meals. The largest specialty, natural online grocery store in North America, SPUD.ca is a social enterprise passionate about great tasting, wholesome food.
Goodness: Recipes & Stories – Goodness celebrates 37 good food fighters from across Canada—chefs, entrepreneurs, growers, and food activists who believe that good food, accessible to all, has the power to enrich lives and build strong communities. 50% of the profits from the sale of the book is donated to Community Food Centres Canada to bring people in low-income communities together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for healthy food for all.
Rosemary + Mint Soap Bar, Fable Naturals - Fable's Rosemary + Mint bar soap has nothing but the best ingredients for you. Their fair trade cocoa butter and olive oil ensure farmers get paid a fair price for their products and give you the ability to give something back through your purchase. Essential oils give you the best natural fragrances. Packaged beautifully making it a great gift idea.
Stone Ground Vanilla Macha, Domo - Domo's Vanilla Matcha has a rich silky texture and a mild matcha flavour enhanced with natural vanilla. High in antioxidants, this tea is made with organic matcha, organic evaporated cane juice, and all natural flavours. Domo is an independent, Canadian-owned and operated business based in Vancouver. Every time you buy Domo, a donation is made to The Breast Cancer Support Services.
Founded in 1997 in Vancouver, Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. (SPUD.ca) has expanded into the largest specialty natural online grocery company in Western Canada serving Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton. SPUD.ca employs over 300 people across all markets and delivered fresh and local, organic produce and groceries to over a 100,000 households last year. Committed to creating healthier communities, one choice at a time, SPUD.ca’s goal is to use its connection to local, organic food to help improve the places where we live and work. For more information, visit www.SPUD.ca.