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More than 1.5 TONS of Coffee Being Shipped from Sacramento to Our Troops Overseas

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based program that sends warm holiday greetings to our troops overseas - “Coffee for Our Troops” - is turning into a massive success!

More than 1.5 tons of coffee is being shipped from Sacramento to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan – and that number is steadily on the rise.

The “Coffee for Our Troops” program is run by two Sacramento-based entities: non-profit Move America Forward ( and specialty coffee roaster, Cornerstone Coffee Company (

Individuals log on to and “sponsor” a bag of Cornerstone Coffee. They get to enter a personalized message of support for our troops.

The coffee – along with the sponsors name, address and message of support - is then shipped to active duty units serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). It only costs $11.95 to sponsor a bag of coffee that includes the postage to have it shipped overseas and your personalized message!

“We kept hearing from units serving in Iraq and Afghanistan that there was a shortage of good coffee on the front lines, and so we decided to step forward and start a program where Americans can send premium quality coffee from home directly to the units who are serving overseas,” said Howard Kaloogian, Chairman of Move America Forward.

“The best part of this program is the personalized messages people are entering. It really is moving to read the personal messages that Americans are sending to our servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Kaloogian said.

“This program has been an overwhelming success. Reading some of the messages of support being written is very heartwarming. I know our troops will feel the same way and what a difference this will make for their morale during the Holiday!” said Burke Hodge, President of Cornerstone Coffee Company.

Move America Forward urges Sacramentans who wish to participate in this program to act right away – so we can get as much coffee shipped to our troops for receipt by the end of December. Log on to to sponsor a bag of coffee.

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