We at Gina Cucina believe that the better people eat, the better they will conduct themselves – which is one of the reasons why we love feeding people. It started for Gina at home – She has four children – 2 sets of twins. She watched as they would go out into the world and eat products with things no one could pronounce – come home – eat cleanly, simply – real food. Their behavior was clearly better when they ate the food she would prepare for them. They acquit themselves better, feel better, do better in school, perform better at their activities and are all around kinder, giving beings. This can be extended to the greater world at large through cleaner, healthier eating.

Giving back is an integral part of who we are as a company. We have strong voices that we are not afraid to use. We are ADVOCATES. We believe we must start as we mean to go on, which is why we committed to our Mission from Day 1. If we can contribute to more affability – perhaps we can help to bring about more grace and kindness in how we treat one another in the world.

Under our Bowls for Souls banner – we work with Truckers Against Trafficking asking that anyone who trucks our product or brings us ingredients becomes certified on how to spot Human Trafficking. In 2016 we won the FedEx Small Business Grant, Gina now serves on FedEx’s Entrepreneur Advisory Board and with that partnership, we were able to ask them to train their fleet on how to spot Human Trafficking. Along with TAT’s request, FedEx announced their partnership!! We are very excited about this program. Watch the video here.

 

Facts on Human Trafficking

  • In a 2014 report, the Urban Institute estimated that the underground sex economy ranged from $39.9 million in Denver, CO, to $290 million in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Globally, nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labor and trafficking, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).
  • According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges of this century, both in the United States and around the world.
  • Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises because it holds relatively low risk with high-profit potential. Criminal organizations are increasingly attracted to human trafficking because, unlike drugs, humans can be sold repeatedly. (Shelley, Louise. Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2010…[13)

 

Here are some links for you to do some of your own research

https://www.factretriever.com/human-trafficking-facts

https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/human-trafficking-numbers

http://www.trust.org/thought-leadership/modern-slavery/