Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 18, 2007
ChefShop.com, a premier online gourmet food retailer, announces its support of The Jasmine Foundation by contributing 5 percent of Yellingbo Gold olive oil revenues to the foundation. The Jasmine Foundation provides relief to orphans of the December 2004 tsunami in civil war-torn Sri Lanka. Australia's Three Bridges Olive Grove, the producer of Yellingbo Gold olive oil, contributes 5 percent of all olive oil revenues to the foundation.
Howard and Jeremy Meltzer of Three Bridges Olive Grove produce an artisanal extra-virgin olive oil called Yellingbo Gold. "We absolutely love the olive oil," said Tim Mar, President and co-owner of ChefShop.com. "A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to get to know Howard's son, Jeremy, and we heard some amazing stories about the tsunami and Jeremy's participation in the relief efforts. Jeremy's two sisters were both in Southeast Asia when the tsunami hit, and although they both survived, many others were not so lucky. Jeremy's stories of the tsunami and its aftermath moved us to tears."
In the months following the disaster, a friend of Jeremy's established the Jasmine Foundation, and Jeremy became its director. The foundation focuses on getting aid to war-torn eastern Sri Lanka, where few other agencies will go because of the dangerously volatile political situation. "The Jasmine Foundation is doing some very important work," said Mar. "We feel honored to be able to help the foundation financially, and help get the word out about what they're doing."
For more information about the Jasmine Foundation, ChefShop.com or the gourmet retailer’s contribution of Yellingbo Gold olive oil revenues, please visit jasminefoundation.org or ChefShop.com.
About the Jasmine Foundation
The Jasmine Foundation is a charity established in Australia to provide relief and assistance to children in needy circumstances, particularly in disaster-struck communities. The foundation currently focuses on helping orphaned and abandoned children in civil war-damaged and tsunami-devastated eastern Sri Lanka, working together with St John's Church in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Proceeds received by the foundation are currently distributed to the St John's orphanages in Batticaloa. For more information about The Jasmine Foundation, visit http://www.jasminefoundation.org or e-mail JasmineFoundation@lycos.com.
ChefShop.com is a small, family-owned, online gourmet food retailer focused on supporting and promoting small food producers who go to exceptional lengths to create top-quality products. Owners Tim Mar and Eliza Ward spend much of their time and energy sourcing the best tasting, most sustainably produced foods on the planet -- and then making them available to customers worldwide. Freshness, flavor, purity, health benefits, traditional production methods, value, consistency and awareness of the provenance of each product are the key criteria ChefShop.com uses to select products and producers to support. Without the continued work and dedication of companies like ChefShop.com, the world will eventually lose great food forever. For more information on ChefShop.com and its gourmet products, visit http://www.ChefShop.com or call 800-596-0885.
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