SOURCE: Spice Kit

Spice Kit

September 05, 2013 09:00 ET

Spice Kit Offers Free Coffee for a Great Cause

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2013) - Spice Kit, an Asian Street Food restaurant, Tipping Point Community, the Bay Area's leading poverty-fighting nonprofit, and Equator Coffees, a premier coffee roaster based in San Rafael, have teamed up to bring the Bay Area free coffee for a cause.

Spice Kit is performing a social experiment: What if spare change, normally spent on coffee, could make a difference in the fight against poverty? Get free, donation-based coffee throughout the month of September, and help build a better Bay Area. Coffee-drinkers are invited to stop by Spice Kit locations in both San Francisco and Palo Alto for their morning jolt, and those in Palo Alto craving an afternoon pick-me-up can grab a cup of refreshing iced coffee.

The coffee, provided by Equator, is totally free. Donations will go directly to Tipping Point Community, a nonprofit focused on reducing poverty in the Bay Area. Spice Kit will also be launching its new breakfast menu, which includes a Steamed Bun with bacon and egg and a Rice Bowl with egg, garlic and Chinese sausage.

Spice Kit is performing this experiment in part to measure the impact of donation-based coffee. "The expense of coffee, especially if you buy it every day, can really add up," said Will Pacio, chef and founder of Spice Kit. "I'd like to see if even part of that cost can go towards fighting poverty, and what difference that could make."

"We love the idea of changing a simple part of our morning routine to see what impact it can have on others," said J'aime Law, Manager of Events at Tipping Point Community. "We believe that any contribution, no matter the size, can go a long way toward supporting the 1.3 million people in the Bay Area who are too poor to meet their basic needs."

Together, Spice Kit, Tipping Point Community, and Equator Coffees are generating real buzz for a worthy cause. Get free coffee, and help support low-income individuals and families across the Bay Area.

For more information about Spice Kit's Free Coffee Campaign please visit Spice Kit's Facebook page.

Spice Kit, an Asian Street Food restaurant with locations in downtown San Francisco and Palo Alto, is offering free coffee for the entire month of September. A popular lunchtime spot, Spice Kit is offering free coffee to complement their new breakfast menu. Spice Kit can be found on 405 Howard Street in San Francisco and 340 S California Avenue in Palo Alto.

Tipping Point Community fights poverty in the Bay Area. Tipping Point screens non-profits rigorously to find, fund and partner with the most effective organizations helping Bay Area individuals and families break the cycle of poverty for good. Since 2005, Tipping Point Community has raised more than $60 million to educate, employ, house and support over 250,000 Bay Area individuals and families in need.

Equator Coffees & Teas, a premier coffee roaster located in San Rafael, is donating the beans for the Free Coffee campaign. Founded in 1995 by Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell, award-winning San Rafael-based Equator Coffees & Teas is the first roaster in California to be recognized as a certified B corporation. Committed to growing a customer-centric company, dedicated to quality, environmental sustainability and social responsibility, Equator procures distinctive coffees and teas from growers who practice responsible land stewardship and bio-friendly farming techniques.

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