Free Chocolate For Commuters


Heads up: volunteers from the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition and TransFair USA will be handing out free Divine Chocolate Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. outside of four BART stations:  24th & Mission, Montgomery, Rockridge and Ashby Street.

Divine is  a fair trade-certified chocolate and it’s Fair Trade Month so, you know, do the math and go get it.

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4 Comments on “Free Chocolate For Commuters”

  1. fluffy Says:

    Aw, man, of course it’s the one night that I won’t actually be taking BART home between 5 and 7.

  2. Cranky Old Mission Guy Says:

    When are they gonna pass out free roasted garlic on a stick? I’ll go to BART stations I’ve never been to before!

  3. […] bridge can open again after pieces came apart during the evening commute Tuesday. (There will be Fair Trade chocolate handouts for BART riders tonight at 24th & Mission, Montgomery, Rockridge and Ashby Street […]

  4. Thank you so much for helping us get the word out! However, we have an update!!

    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 24th Street Bart)
    1745 Folsom St.
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 863-0620

    Fog City News/Union Square (Divine Street Team will be there manning the streets in Union Square area)
    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.

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