Talk about giving back!
Tampa, Florida-based Conscious Coconut is a company worth noting. Owned by Danielle Conte, it's a social enterprise business fueled by love. Conscious Coconut makes travel size coconut oil. How brilliant an idea! and Conte has spread this business at wildfire speed in over a hundred stores in less than two years. Putting it in a tube was something no one had thought of yet. It's great stuff because carrying that huge tub is not something we can do.
The company is also notable because it works directly with farmers and suppliers, supporting fair trade practices on a journey. The tubes are then packaged by adults with developmental disabilities at the MacDonald Training Center located in Tampa. They are dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose. They are committed to raising awareness for childhood hunger in the USA. For every purchase, a child is given a meal through Feeding America food banks.
The company prides itself on being passionate about empowering people to live a balanced and conscious lifestyle. They source global ingredients and that often guides them to the poorest communities in the world. Their team ensures growers and workers are paid appropriately for their time and work. They have close and personal relationships with their suppliers and consider themselves a team. They say this ensures their basic necessities are met – including clean water, amenities, and access to education. When these needs are met, positive changes start to occur – access to higher education, healthcare and equality for women and girls. The company also stands strong against forced labor, child labor and human rights abuse.
Childhood Hunger & Feeding America
There are nearly 16 million children in the USA that go hungry every day. Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the country, consisting of a network of more than 200 food banks. More than 21 million children receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program during the school year.