[IMGCAP(1)]Coffee means more than busy-season fuel for Harry Parsons, partner of Jacksonville, Fla.-headquartered CPA firm LBA. As treasurer of Hope Farm, a 38-acre plot of land in Honduras developed to support the Hope of Jesus Children’s Home, Parsons helps import and package the farm-grown coffee for sale in the United States.
The farm, which also contains fruits, vegetables and livestock, provides food and educational opportunities to the children’s home. It also supplies jobs to the surrounding community.
The coffee beans grown there are shipped to Jacksonville and roasted and packaged by Martin Coffee Co. Hope Farm then sells the premium roasted Honduran coffee in shipments of 12-ounce or six-pound bags, whole bean or ground, with 100 percent of net proceeds going to support the children’s home.
For the nearly 30 years Parsons has been with LBA, he has worked with local charities in addition to Hope Farm.
“We are all called to look beyond ourselves and to support those in need,” Parsons said in a statement. “Hope Farm is a non-profit that I am excited to be part of. Hope Farm provides fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and an income for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children in Honduras.”
More about Hope Farm, and the opportunity to purchase coffee or make a donation, can be found here.