A new specialty chocolate box has become available through Norman Love Confections, but this one is a bit more special for the area.
The #SWFLStrong Florida Box is being used as part of Hurricane Ian relief efforts, with 50% of the proceeds through early November going to Naples nonprofit Better Together. The company is headquartered in Fort Myers. It has chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Estero, Naples and Sarasota, as well as a pastry shop and cafe at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers.
“While Hurricane Ian has devastated parts of Southwest Florida, the people of our community are rising up to help one another in some incredibly moving and inspiring ways,” Norman Love, founder and CEO, says in a news release. “So many families lost everything, and Better Together is literally going door-to-door in the hardest hit areas distributing food, water and other relief supplies directly to families. This is truly a shining example of how our community comes together in a time of crisis and it’s our honor to support Hurricane Ian survivors through sales of the Florida Box.”
The box features 25 pieces of seashell-shaped chocolates with the flavors key lime pie, Florida orange, mango, lemon and coconut. There’s also a special #SWFLStrong logo chocolate included in each $58 box.
Better Together is providing resources for families in recovery mode after the storm, like temporary child care, distribution of food and supplies, and employment opportunities for displaced job seekers.
“This is a devastating time for so many, especially those who were already struggling to make ends meet. Families are in critical need of resources and a safe place for their children as they work to repair the damage, secure new housing and find work,” Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together, says. “We are so grateful for this partnership with Norman Love Confections as we work to keep families together – every dollar will help further our efforts to serve families, children and underserved communities across Southwest Florida who have been heavily impacted by Hurricane Ian.”