Peaceful Fruits
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Peaceful Fruits is a social good snack company that supports sustainable, economic empowerment in the Amazon Rainforest and Akron, OH.

Peaceful Fruits is a social good snack company that supports sustainable, economic empowerment in the Amazon Rainforest and Akron, OH.

OUR MISSION

We are on a mission to make snacks you can enjoy with peace of mind.  That starts where our fruit is harvested, in partnership with the local communities in the Amazon Rainforest, and continues all the way to Akron, OH where we employ people with disabilities in full wage jobs to produce our snacks with love. Our philosophy is "Snacks made the right way, from the right stuff."


Fruit snacks that have nothing in them besides fruit.

Fruit snacks that have nothing in them besides fruit.

OUR PRODUCTS

Each of our fruit strips is packed with over 25 acai berries, harvested wild in the Amazon to help protect the rainforest and empower the local people.  This acai is straight from nature, organic and non-GMO. We blend those berries with other whole fruits to make our different flavors and then slow dry them into delicious, healthy fruit strips that are the perfect snack for families and nostalgic adults.


OUR STORY

From Peace Corps to Peaceful Fruits

From Peace Corps to Peaceful Fruits

When Evan Delahanty joined Peace Corps in 2011, he knew he was in for a life-changing journey, but he had no idea where it would take him.  After two years as a Community Economic Development Specialist in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest - enjoying the incredible hospitality and welcome of the local tribe he worked with - Evan came home to Akron, OH but was not ready to give up his connection to the rainforest and the people.

Peaceful Fruits is built on the philosophy of economic empowerment he learned in Peace Corps - and the idea that food brings people together. Our snacks are made from wild-harvested açaí that helps to create eco-friendly economic opportunity for the people in the region, offering them a better way to make a living while protecting their traditional way of life and the environment.

We take that mission one step further by producing our snacks in Akron, as part of a full wage employment program for people with disabilities in our community - in partnership with two local non-profits Hattie Larlham and The Blick Center.

Healthy Snacks and Autism

Peaceful Fruits is proud to have recently been recognized with membership in the Autism Hope Alliance, a non-profit that supports people with autism and recognizes food businesses that are allies of the community. Our team includes folks on the autism spectrum and also folks dealing with related disabilities, and we are committed to making great snacks that create economic empowerment from the Amazon to Akron.

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