Thursday, September 22, 2011

Reverse Trick-or-Treating

I'm not posting a dish I created because I want to share with you something I'm also very passionate about. It's Reverse Trick-or-Treating. It may seem a bit early to post about Halloween (although retail stores keep us in the know!) because if you want to support this worthy endeavor and get your free kit, you have to order now from the Global Exchange website. Below is an excerpt from their website that explains Reverse Trick-or-Treating. 

‘The inspiration for Reverse Trick-or-Treating rests on the belief that the simple act of one person saying to another "There's a problem. There's a solution. Let's do something" can be very powerful. And if a child says this to an adult – it's doubly powerful. Further, we believe that such acts will demonstrate to the large corporations, and to public officials, that people are paying attention, people care, and they want action’ – Equal Exchange 

This Halloween you can help end the exploitation of adults and children working in the cocoa industry and raise awareness of Fair Trade! Trick-or-treaters will be handing Fair Trade chocolate back to adults, with informational cards attached, to explain the problems of the cocoa industry and how Fair Trade presents a solution. Through providing children with an opportunity to have their voice heard, hundreds of thousands of households in the US are getting the message that child labor and forced labor will not be tolerated by our kids.