Chipotle Helps Refugees Grow New Roots

Chipotle Helps Refugees Grow New Roots

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 3:00pm


As the number of people displaced by force exceeds 50 million for the "first time in the post-World War II era," the focus on refugees is reaching a fever pitch. Next week marks National Refugee Advocacy Week in the U.S., focused on raising awareness "about the need for improved policies and services to help refugees rebuild their lives in the United States." Although many leading organizations have worked to help refugees on an international level, such as UPS Foundation's* ReliefLink(TM) effort to improve logistics at refugee sites, and Ikea Foundation's work to create better homes on refugee camps, one company has stepped in to provide aid to those creating new homes here in the U.S.

Chipotle, primarily known for its Food with Integrity campaign, has been a quiet supporter of refugees who are creating new roots in the U.S. For the past few years, the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation has provided grants to support the International Rescue Committee's (IRC) New Roots Program, and is currently in the midst of a two-year commitment to finance the program's MicroProducer Program. The initiative helps farmers adapt to American urban farming techniques and allows participants to grow produce to feed their families and sell to farmers markets.

To read more on the Prove Your Purpose blog, click here.