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Divine Chocolate Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who helped out with our big Divine Chocolate giveaway yesterday outside area outside area retail locations. We unfortunately had to move the event do to increased ridership on the BART with the Bay Bridge closure. But not before we got a lot of great press with articles in the SFist, KNTV NBC Bay Area, the San Francisco Chronicle, the SF Examiner, Mission Mission and the SF Weekly.

Volunteers in Halloween costumes handed out over three thousand pieces of Fair Trade Certified chocolate from Divine along with literature about our campaigns to declare Oakland and Berkeley a Fair Trade Town. Together we raised awareness among thousands of Bay Area commuters and shoppers about the benefits of Fair Trade for farmers around the world. Check out the pictures below!

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SFist, October 29, 2009
“Free Chocolate for BART Commuters Tonight”

KNTV NBC Bay Area, October 29, 2009
“Being a Frustrated Commuter has its Benefits”

San Francisco Chronicle, October 28, 2009 “Free Candy, No Costumes Required”

SF Examiner
FREE Fair Trade Chocolate this Thursday

MissionMission, October 29, 2009
“Free Chocolate For Commuters”

SF Weekly, Oct, 29, 2009
“Free Chocolate at a Handful of BART Stations Tonight”