Written by Jessica DiCroce
Everyone needs to eat, right? And sometimes here at Barnabas Clothing Co., we get a little hungry while we’re busy making all of our awesome products. So we thought we would grab a bite to eat from one of these great companies that are making a difference.
Homeboy Industries. This place is not your ordinary Los Angeles bakery. Homeboy goes to the source of social justice issues within the community, by offering a number of different services, from tattoo removal to educational classes, for free to anyone seeking help. They provide these services through sales at Homeboy Bakery, Homegirl Café, Homeboy Groceries and many others. These enterprises are run by men and women who were formerly in gangs which serve as job training. Homeboy is doing a lot of good, and definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area or online at www.homeboyindustries.org
Pitaya Plus Super Juice. This dragon fruit juice drink is low in sugar, full of antioxidants, and also gives back to the local community in Nicaragua. By employing low-income, single mothers to process the fruit, Pitaya positively impacts the community by paying the mothers a fair wage. Not only that, but they are one of the only solar powered factories in Central America! You can find Pitaya at Whole Foods or online at www.pitayaplus.com
Two Degrees Bar. Hunger is the world’s number one health risk and malnutrition contributes to 2.6 million deaths of children yearly. Two degrees is an energy bar with a one-for-one mindset. For every bar they sell, they donate a meal to a hungry child through one of their many nonprofit partners. The name comes from the idea that there are only two degrees of separation between you and a child suffering from malnutrition. To help fight malnutrition, check out Two Degrees here www.twodegreesfood.com
Providence Granola Project. Using mostly organic, all natural products, Providence creates change in Rhode Island through the sale of their granola. Each purchase at Providence Granola Project empowers refugees and other low-income populations to seek employment. The refugees are employed at Providence, while they work towards finding jobs elsewhere. This company creates change through the production of granola in order to better the lives of those in need in Rhode Island. Buy the granola goodness here www.providencegranola.com