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Enjoying Chocolate This Holiday Will Help Fight Hunger in America

Seattle – Seattle Chocolate Company is making it deliciously easy to do good this holiday season with the debut of #chocolategives. Combining the company’s passion for chocolate and belief that no American should go hungry, the national #chocolategives campaign began November 1, and will run through December 31, 2014, donating a fresh serving of food to those in need for each chocolate purchase made online (www.chocolategives.com) or in the company’s flagship Seattle store. A donation will also be made to local American food banks for each use of #chocolategives during the same time period.

All current Seattle Chocolate Company products will be part of the #chocolategives campaign, including the new Kris Kringle Crackle Bar (which combines dark chocolate with Halfpops popcorn and a dash of sea salt) and this year’s full line of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” holiday offerings. Each and every purchase of truffle bars, truffle bags or holiday gift items will help provide donations to local food banks during their busiest time of the year: buy three chocolate gift boxes, donate three servings; buy a vibrant 10-bar stack of Seattle Chocolate truffle bars, donate 10 servings. It’s one of the easiest – and most delicious – ways to give back to your local community this holiday season!

“Chocolate is one of the most universally celebrated foods,” says Jean Thompson, Seattle Chocolate Company owner and CEO. “It’s one of the few foods we enjoy without needing utensils or plates or napkins. We can truly ‘break bread’ with loved ones with chocolate. And now you can not only share those moments with friends and family, you can share in the holiday spirit and help those in need.”

Seattle Chocolate Company has always been dedicated to the community and doing the right thing. The company has standing relationships with a network of food banks including Food Bank For New York City, Greater Boston Food Bank, SF-Marin Food Bank and Northwest Harvest, and continues to add partners wherever its products are distributed.

“The holiday season is always one of our busiest as families come together to share a holiday meal,” said Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of Food Bank For New York City. “This donation could not come at a more opportune time. Even now, five years after the end of the recession, the need for emergency food is greater than ever with shortages at soup kitchens and food pantries across the five boroughs. We depend greatly on generous partners like Seattle Chocolate Company and are excited to collaborate with them on their #chocolategives campaign!”

To learn more about the campaign, visit www.chocolategives.com, or join in the #chocolategives conversation by following Seattle Chocolate Company:

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About Seattle Chocolate Company
Creating our first chocolate in 1991, Seattle Chocolate Company, a Women’s Business Enterprise, now offers a full line of premium chocolates that includes Seattle Chocolates truffle bars, Seattle Chocolates truffles, jcoco bars, and a selection of seasonal and special occasion product offerings. Known for fresh, approachable flavor-combinations and using only the finest ingredients, our small and mighty company is owned and led by CEO Jean Thompson, a self-proclaimed chocoholic. We take pride in responsible sourcing and using Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa in our core line of bars, as well as moving toward 100-percent non-GMO ingredients in our products. All of our chocolate is all-natural, certified Kosher and available at retailers nationwide. As a company, we support non-profit organizations focused on ending hunger here in America.

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