The cocoa trade is a vital component of West African economies. Because 70 percent of the cocoa found in stores comes from West Africa, buying chocolate known as “Fair Trade” chocolate is an excellent way to eliminate the chocolate companies’ practice of relying on child labor, according to Global Ministries. Through “reverse trick-or-treating,” children will give Fair Trade chocolate back to adults while they are out on Halloween.
Nearly a quarter-million people distributing candy on Halloween evening will be greeted by a surprise at their door, when, instead of demanding candy, youth will hand adults a sample of Fair Trade dark chocolate. The chocolate will be given out along with a card with information about social and environmental justice issues in the cocoa industry and how buying Fair Trade certified chocolate provides a solution. To learn more about this justice initiative, visit: globalministries.org/news/africa/fair-trade-chocolate.html