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Here at Seattle Chocolate Company, our greatest joy is connecting people through our chocolate so as we've grown over these past 25 years, we've always maintained a connection to our Pacific Northwest roots and the causes impacting our neighbors, friends and families. Inside our walls and beyond, Jean and the entire Seattle Chocolates team are dedicated to giving back to the community - From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in support of Cancer research to giving chocolate adventure tour for the children of Gilda's Club, serving meals at Northwest Harvest and supporting the Pike Place Market fund. 

While creating great tasting chocolate is a love of ours, what's most important is the way that food connects us. And it's with that joy of breaking bread - or chocolate - together, that we've come to embrace a mission of donating 10 million servings of fresh food to American families. Built right into the jcoco brand and supported by our annual #chocolategives campaign, we've donated more than 1,000,000 servings to our food bank partners within the communities that we work: Northwest Harvest, Food Bank for New York City, and SF-Marin Food Bank. We're so fortunate to have such great partners and customers who are helping us reach our goals, so thank you for your support!

 

 

Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 360 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. They provide 1.9 million meals every month and more than 30 million pounds each year to this network of emergency food providers.

Food Bank for NYC As one of the country's largest food banks, their mission is to end hunger in NYC by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for approximately 64 million free meals per year for New Yorkers in need. As the city's hub for integrated food poverty assistance, it tackles the hunger issue on three fronts: food distribution, income support and nutrition education.

Food Bank of San Francisco and Marin County With an ambitious mission to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, the Food Bank is the primary source of food for the majority of the 450 organizations they partner with.This network includes large non-profits, public schools and youth programs, meal programs and small neighborhood groups.

This network includes large non-profits, public schools and youth programs, meal programs and small neighborhood groups which distribute 45 million pounds of food each year to low-income residents of San Francisco and Marin Counties.

Greater Boston Food Bank The Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England. Last year, more than 54 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to over 500,000 people, was distributed thanks to the help of over 25,000 volunteers. They are committed to increasing their food distribution to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts.

 

PCC Farmland Trust's mission is to secure, preserve and steward threatened farmland in the Northwest, ensuring that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable, organic growing methods.The Farmland Trust takes its mission one step further by working to place farmers on rescued property.

The Farmland Trust takes its mission one step further by working to place farmers on rescued property, actively producing food for the local community.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world-renowned nonprofit research organization working to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and related diseases. The Center conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment.

Located in Seattle, the Center conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases. The Hutchinson Center has been at the forefront of disease research since being founded in 1975.

Gilda's Club is named in honor of Gilda Radner, who, when describing the emotional and social support she received when she had cancer, called for such places of participation, education, hope and friendship to be made available for people with cancer and their families and friends everywhere.

Gilda's Club Seattle offers a free, broad, community-based program of support, serving anyone touched by cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment and post-treatment, survivorship, and bereavement. Jean serves as a board member of Gilda’s Club Seattle.