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Food 4 Farmers Named 2024 NCA Origin Charity of the Year 

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NEW YORK| FEBRUARY 27, 2024 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) is proud to name Food 4 Farmers as the 2024 NCA Origin Charity of the Year, sponsored by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, in recognition of Food 4 Farmers’ work to strengthen local food systems, promote sustainable farming practices, diversify livelihoods, and cultivate local leadership.

In 2023, Food 4 Farmers’ programs reached 1,723 coffee-farming families, including through the organization’s cornerstone home garden initiative that supported 681 gardens and provided more than 130 days of training.

NCA President and CEO William “Bill” Murray commented:

“There is no coffee without thriving coffee farmers. Food 4 Farmers’ outstanding work cultivates leadership and expertise locally and enables truly sustainable solutions. It is our honor, on behalf of all NCA members, to share in Food 4 Farmers’ mission and to recognize the organization’s leadership and enormous impact.”

Food for Farmers Director and Co-Founder Marcela Pino added:

"Food 4 Farmers is honored to receive this recognition, which underscores the critical link between food security for coffee-farming communities and the sustainability of the coffee industry. By partnering with coffee cooperatives to help their members produce their own food, diversify their income streams, and embed local knowledge, leadership and resources into their communities, our work not only improves the well-being of farming families but also aims to ensure that coffee can be enjoyed for years to come."

NCA also announced Solidaridad Network as the 2024 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Finalist.

NCA will present the Origin Charity of the Year Award on March 8 during its 2024 Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Register for the convention here.

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About the NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award: The NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award recognizes charitable organizations that have made a positive impact on coffee-growing communities while demonstrating strategic, innovative, and implementation excellence. Past winners include Days for Girls International (2023), the Seeds for Progress Foundation (2022), Root Capital Inc. (2021), TechnoServe (2020), The Coffee Trust (2019,) and Grounds for Health (2018). Charities need not be NCA members to be eligible, and winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges. For more information about the Award and the Coffee Gives Back Program, click here.

About the National Coffee Association: The National Coffee Association (NCA) USA, Inc. is the leading trade association serving the U.S. coffee industry through education, advocacy, and connection. NCA members represent an estimated 90% of U.S. coffee commerce with small, medium, and large companies, including growers, importers, exporters, traders, brokers, freight forwarders, roasters, manufacturers, retailers, and allied companies.

Special Thanks to
Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee


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Sponsor of the 2024 Origin Charity of the Year Award