Stock Up: Products from 3 socially responsible companies

Jasmine Road gift box. / Courtesy of Joey Pelicano

Credit: Courtesy of Joey Pelicano

Credit: Courtesy of Joey Pelicano

Jasmine Road gift box. / Courtesy of Joey Pelicano

You can help these businesses trying to improve society by buying from them.

Gift boxes

Jasmine Road is a Greenville, South Carolina, nonprofit that provides employment and other opportunities for women who have survived human trafficking, prostitution and addiction. In addition to their residential program, the women have the opportunity to develop skills by working in the Jasmine Kitchen cafe and in the commercial kitchen, making items such as the cranberry-pistachio bark and granola that are part of their three gift boxes. The most popular box is filled with granola, ground or whole bean coffee, cranberry-pistachio bark, local wildflower honey, notecards and a scented candle in your choice of fragrance.

$15 per 12-ounce jar of honey, $16 per 16-ounce bag of granola, $65-$120 for gift boxes. Available at jasmine-kitchen.myshopify.com.

Coconut oil. Courtesy of Dignity Coconuts

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Coconut oil

The Philippines is the second largest exporter of coconut oil in the world, but many workers harvesting and processing coconuts there struggle to earn a living even when they work full time. Dignity is working to change that by training small-scale farmers in organic and sustainable practices, paying its workers fair wages and providing training opportunities. Your jar of organic raw coconut oil will be signed by the person who filled it and their stories are available on the Dignity website. You can use the oil to saute dinner, make a grilled cheese sandwich or as a spread on toast. The jar has a two-year lifespan and can be stored in or out of a refrigerator.

$19.95 per 15-ounce jar. Available at dignitycoconuts.com.

A prepared meal of Cuban braised pork. Courtesy of Good Measure Meals

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Prepared meals

Every two meals purchased from Good Measure Meals provides one free meal to a neighbor through Open Hand. The menu changes quarterly, with more than 100 breakfast, lunch and dinner options. There are healthful meals, meals tailored to certain medical conditions, and the option of ordering family-style meals, rather than individual servings. Frozen meals are delivered right to your door. We loved the beef bourguignon with mashed cauliflower; Cuban braised pork with brown rice and roasted plantains (the tangy, herbal marinade may be why it’s a favorite); jerk chicken with mashed sweet potatoes; and Mediterranean falafel with farro salad and vegetables.

$9.50 to $12.65 per meal; there is a $75 minimum per order. Subscriptions available. All prices include delivery. Available at goodmeasuremeals.com. Use code “AJC20″ to take 20% off your first subscription box. Code is good for boxes delivered by Dec. 31, 2024.

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