A basket of gifts from the Women’s Bean Project is a meaningful (and delicious) way to celebrate the holidays.
If you’re looking for some last-minute holiday gifts, purchasing products from the Women’s Bean Project is a simple way to spread the good cheer.
Gourmet food packets of soups, chili, salsa and dip mixes, spice rubs and chocolate-covered espresso beans make wonderful edible presents and help support the mission of the Women’s Bean Project in the process.
Each product is handmade by participants in the project who are working to break the cycle of chronic unemployment, poverty or other difficult life circumstances.
The group helps get women ready for employment by teaching job skills through its business of packaging tasty food products and making beautiful pieces of jewelry.
The nonprofit started in Denver in 1989 and has grown considerably since those early days.
Beginning with just $500 worth of beans, the program now has an annual operating budget of over $1.5 million. That’s a lot of beans!
That number also represents a lot of help.
Each food packet has a note attached that says, “Lovingly handmade by…” and then features the signature of woman who packed it.
Please visit the Women’s Bean Project website to see the entire catalog of food gifts and jewelry. There’s also a complete list of where to purchase the products (like King Soopers) or online retailers like Amazon.