25 Years of Solidarity

We're celebrating 25 years of solidarity with communities of faith

Bring Equal Exchange's small farmer products to your congregation and community

Equal Exchange's alternative trade model would not be what it is today without the support and dedication of thousands of faith-based communities across the country. Whether through the tradition of fellowship coffee hour after service, monthly table sales of Equal Exchange products, or alternative gift markets before the holidays, our interfaith solidarity network has been a powerful part of our model and our impact.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten lives around the world and vaccines remain in short supply for many of our farmer partners. Small farmers are more at risk than ever. The pandemic has also disrupted trade and upended the way we gather, collaborate, and shop.

Read on to learn more about how you can be involved in our solidarity trade model and adapt your program to meet the needs of your congregation, even during the pandemic.

Plan a Table Sale or Pre-Order Group

Groups can order Equal Exchange’s fairly traded products to show solidarity with small-scale farmers. Help fellow congregants in your church or synagogue to plan a table sale or establish a pre-order group at your place of worship. Both options are flexible and work in indoor or outdoor settings.

In-person holiday gift sale information

Group pre-order information for virtual or no-contact sales

How to set up a group pre-order for Solidarity Boxes and holiday gifts

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Purchase for Your Home

Small acts of solidarity have a powerful impact. Enjoying a cup of Equal Exchange coffee or tea each morning might seem small but together, we are making an incredible impact in the lives of farmers and their communities. Stock up on coffee, tea, chocolate, and other pantry staples including new grocery offerings from other independent food makers. Let’s build a better food system, together!

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Order together as a group of friends, neighbors or congregation members

Top down view of a selection of Equal Exchange products

Give gifts of Equal Exchange products this holiday season

Give the gift of solidarity! Introduce people in your community to Equal Exchange’s alternative trade model with a gift of coffee, chocolate, tea, or one of our seasonal gift offerings. This year we’re offering our special Solidarity Box again along with our traditional chocolate bar collection.

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Learn more about the 2021 Solidarity Gift Box

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Equal Exchange for Coffee Hour and Fellowship

Equal Exchange coffee is better for farmers, better for the environment and better for those who appreciate high-quality, organically grown coffee. Choosing fairly traded, organic coffee has a real and meaningful impact in all three areas. If your group wants to promote social justice, environmental sustainability and fair trading relationships, Equal Exchange offers an affordable way to connect your values with your actions without sacrificing taste and quality.

Explore options for sharing coffee together

Coffee Brewing Tips

Pouring a mug of Equal Exchange coffee

Spread the Word!

Invite your network to learn more about ways they can support an independent and transparent food system. Join us for upcoming event webinars and share educational materials that help explain why now is the time to get involved with Equal Exchange. Share the code FAIRFALL with friends and family so they can shop their values with a 10% off discount.

Upcoming Events

Educational tools to share

Become an Equal Exchange organizer

Invite us to present to your congregation

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Become a Citizen-Consumer

What if food could be traded in a way that is honest and fair? We are taking a powerful step in building a democratic model that connects all parts of the supply chain. Small-scale farmers, Equal Exchange worker-owners, and Citizen-Consumers like you. Join us as we build the alternative trade economy.

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How can we help? Have questions or would like some help planning for this fall? Contact Susan (401) 644-8094, Bethany (508) 427-5217 or email interfaithreps@equalexchange.coop.

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