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Divine Chocolate Giveaway Has Moved

October is Fair Trade Month!
Fair Trade Certified Chocolate Giveaway TODAY

Media contact:
Katie Barrrow
TransFair USA
(510) 663-5260, ext. 388

UPDATE: Oct. 29, 2009 (2 p.m. P.S.T.)

The FREE, Fair Trade Certified Chocolate giveaway for BART commuters will still take place today, from 5-7 p.m., but at different locations.

Due to the unexpected Bay Area Bridge closure, more commuters than normal are depending on BART. TransFair USA, the Oakland-based nonprofit that helped to organize the giveaway, made the decision Wednesday afternoon to move the giveaways to four nearby locations so as not to interfere with the commuter traffic. The New Fair Trade Chocolate Giveaway Locations are:

Bittersweet Chocolate Café (near Rockridge Bart)
5427 College Ave
(Between Hudson St & Kales Ave)
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-7159

Berkeley Bowl Main (near Ashby Bart)
2020 Oregon Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 843-6929

Rainbow Grocery (near 16th Street Bart)
1745 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-0620

Fog City News/Union Square Area(Divine Street Team will be there manning the streets on the 400 Block near Union Square)
455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Volunteers from the Berkeley Fair Trade Campaign, Oakland Fair Trade Campaign and Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition will treat evening commuters to Divine Chocolate in celebration of Fair Trade Month.

By making the switch to Fair Trade Certified chocolate this Halloween, such as Divine, farmers are paid a premium price for their products in exchange for following rigorous standards that guarantee worker rights, community empowerment and environmental sustainability. Farmers and employees also use these premiums to improve their communities by building schools, medical clinics or a water purification system.

About TransFair USA
TransFair USA is the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade Certified™ products in the United States. TransFair USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods were paid fair prices and wages. Visit

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