Cococo's Easter Bunny Visiting Local Support Agencies This Week
Cococo Chocolatiers continues to provide seasonal chocolate gifts this Easter, to local agencies supporting Calgarians.
Calgary, March 26, 2018 // Cococo Chocolatiers, owners of Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut, is thrilled to be supporting the important work of four local agencies by delivering Easter chocolate to the kids and families at Inn from the Cold, Ronald McDonald House, Alcove Addiction Recovery for Women, and the Calgary Food Bank. In addition to the chocolate gifts, Cococo's Easter Bunny mascot will make an appearance at Inn from the Cold; and the Calgary Food Bank on Tuesday, March 27, to spread the fun and joy of Easter. We invite the media to attend to join in on the fun. Contact Kristi Mehr at 403.804.4065 for more information.
"Easter is a time to celebrate family and fun traditions with chocolate playing a big part in this celebrations," says Vice President Kristi Mehr. "We, at Cococo, are spreading Easter cheer this year with gifts of delicious chocolate to local kids and families experiencing challenging times.
An added plus is that since our chocolate is fair trade and sustainable, made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa and cocoa butter, every time anyone enjoys one of our chocolate products they are also supporting cocoa farmers and their families in West Africa. Our commitment to community starts here in Calgary and reaches to the other side of the world. For together, we thrive."
This is not the first time Cococo has donated their chocolate to fellow Calgarians; in February, clients of Meals on Wheels and the Calgary Food Bank were surprised with fine Valentine's Day chocolate in their food hampers.
"The Calgary flood in 2013 almost destroyed our business but Calgary supported us and lifted us up. Resilience and community support define Calgary," says Mehr. "Paying it forward, again and again, is an expression of our gratitude.
Based in Calgary Alberta, Cococo Chocolatiers Inc. is proudly Canadian. The Cococo chocolate team is expert manufacturers and retailers of award-winning confectionery chocolates. Cococo's name communicates the company's three pillars: Cocoa, Community, Confections. Cococo's proprietary couverture chocolate is made with fair trade and sustainable Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa and cocoa butter to support farming communities in West Africa.
Cococo's head office and chocolate confectionery factory in located in Calgary. They distribute their quality products through 11 Calgary stores, to a total of 28 locations in North America. Approximately half of these stores are corporately owned while the remaining portion are owned by a network of independent dealers. The company also sells a couverture, quality, sustainable line of baking and snacking chocolate in all 260 Western Canadian Safeway and Sobeys stores.
Cococo employs over 100 people in manufacturing, administrative and retail positions.
For Cococo Chocolatiers media inquiries, please contact:
Kristi Mehr, Vice President Sales and Marketing
About Inn from the Cold
For twenty years, Calgary's Inn from the Cold has been offering shelter, sanctuary, and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence.
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About Calgary Food Bank
The Calgary Food Bank is the first line of emergency food support for families and individuals facing crisis. The Food Bank's aim is to work with the community to gather and distribute quality emergency food for those who need it; 4 in 10 of the Food Bank's clients are children.
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About Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta provides a home away from home for families with children receiving vital medical treatment in Calgary and Red Deer. Their warm, welcoming and affordable accommodations help ease the heavy financial and emotional burdens placed on hundreds of families.
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About Alcove Addiction Recovery for Women
Alcove operates residential recovery facilities for women and their children who experience the co-occurring issues of addiction, mental health distress, and a history of abuse. In a unique home-like setting, Alcove promotes recovery by providing holistic counselling that strives to meet physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, and social needs of each client.
For Alcove media inquiries, please contact:
Cheryll Nandee, Executive Director