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Apr 22, 2016

Baton Rouge, LA – This year, 824 schools participated in the Community Cash for Schools® program and earned over $368,000.

“We are pleased to see all the hard work from every school that participated and especially from the top school, The Church Academy, who earned over $5,200 for its students,” said Jodi Conachen, Community Coffee General Manager of Communications.

Public and private schools across the area have earned millions of dollars for their local programs through the Community Cash for Schools® program, which has seen continued success over the last 27 years.

 Schools earn money by collecting UPC labels from Community® brand products, including coffee and tea products. Schools allocate the money earned toward initiatives and projects such as new computers, textbooks, equipment, whiteboards, and other educational necessities. The program is open to local public and private schools from Pre-K through 12th grade.

For more information on the Community Cash for Schools® program, go to and enroll online or call 800-525-5583.

Following is a list of the 2015-2016 top Community Cash for Schools® recipients that received their checks at the home office celebration event.

Top Community Cash for Schools® Recipients, 2016

SCHOOL                                                                             AMOUNT

THE CHURCH ACADEMY                                                $5,215.00

ST. THOMAS MORE                                                           $3,564.00

ST. GEORGE CATHOLIC SCHOOL                                  $3,005.00

MERMENTAU ELEMENTARY                                         $3,000.00

ST. ALOYSIUS                                                                     $2,960.00

DUTCHTOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL                                 $2,875.00

CYPRESS RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL                                     $2,790.00

ZACHARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS                            $2,783.00

SUNSET ACRES ELEMENTARY                                      $2,735.00

CATHOLIC OF POINT COUPEE                                       $2,620.00

MOSS BLUFF ELEMENTARY                                           $2,340.00

ST. GENEVIEVE SCHOOL                                                 $2,340.00

About Community Cash for Schools® Program
The Community Cash For Schools® program supports participating schools that collect Proofs of Purchase from Community® products. These product Proofs of Purchase can be redeemed for cash that each school can spend at its discretion. There are no stipulations on how the money is spent. Schools can choose to allocate the money toward new textbooks, computers or even events. This program is entering its 28th year and to date it has helped participating schools generate over $6.5 million!

About Community Coffee Company
Now in its 96th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

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