We recently received urgent appeals for help from our cocoa producers in Peru. Several of our chocolates come from the region, including the single origin Illanka from the rare Gran Blanco cacao and our Pure Nacional chocolate from the Maranon region.
Over the past several weeks, torrential rains have battered northern Peru and thousands of families have been affected by severe flooding, losing their homes and crops. Many areas have also been cut off by landslides.
Help has mobilized to get supplies to as many families in need as possible.
We have provided some support and we’re proud to work with companies like Valrhona who have provided $10,000 to help the families affected and the people at Maranon Chocolate who are on the ground helping with harvest and have raised more than $14,000 to help local farmers.
Our thoughts are with everyone and we thank you for your support of the local community by buying products from that region like those we use to produce our chocolates.
Key roadways have been completely washed away and will take many months to repair.