Dear Competing Coffeeshop, we want you to know: we have no sour grapes towards you. We love your coffee. (In fact, some of us drink it.)
Palate Coffee Brewery’s parent nonprofit, Love Missions, will host a human-trafficking awareness event at the Sanford Civic Center on Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Get ready to be armed with in-depth education on how to fight human trafficking in the community.
Before volunteering for Palate, I thought sex slavery only really happened in developing countries. But between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked in the United States each year. In 2014, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline received reports of trafficking cases from every state within the US. And no doubt: there’s been even more cases that were not reported.