Monday, November 13, 2006

illy caffe

illy caffe

illy caffe North America, inc. is proud to announce that it has become the premier coffee sponsor of Taste of the Nation and a national partner of Share our Strength. For the next five years, illy has committed 1% of its annual sales from the Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe markets. Taste of the Nation is the country's pre-eminent culinary benefit that fights hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

Share Our Strength is the nation's leading anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization that mobilizes individuals and industries to contribute their talent in the fight against hunger. Since 1984, Share Our Strength has supported more than 1,000 organizations that meet immediate needs for food assistance while investing in long-term solutions such as job training, economic development and advocacy. As part of its agreement with illy, Share Our Strength will ensure that no less than $25,000 of the Taste of the Nation international grant funds are distributed to hunger relief programs in Brazil. Illy is very involved in Brazil and has developed a special quality enhancement program for coffee growers which has improved their economic conditions as well as the value of the coffee grown.

Company explanation:

Donation: 1% of sales (Restaurant, Café, and Hotel)

Nonprofit beneficiary: Share our Strength

Use of funds: Support ending hunger

When: Ongoing