WEST PITTSTON — Earlier this week, igourmet.com unveiled its partnership with Kidz Zone, the impoverished community’s Florida-based youth entrepreneurial program, by launching its product, Black Bee Honey, nationally on igourmet.com.
The partnership was featured on daytime syndicated show “STEVE,” hosted by Emmy Award winning host Steve Harvey on July 11 where Kidz Zone organizers and teens were featured guests.
Kidz Zone is an organization in Parramore, Florida that supports local youth “from cradle to career.” Parramore is the most impoverished neighborhood in Orlando and is considered a “Food Desert” — a place where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is either limited or non-existent.
The Kidz Zone organization has guided local teens to gain skills and know-how in business and economics. The label “Black Bee” for the honey was chosen to reflect how African American men and women often feel in this current social and political environment.
Before the offering at igourmet.com, Black Bee Honey was available for purchase only at farmers markets in the Orlando area. Black Bee Honey offers young entrepreneurs a work-related educational and entrepreneurial experience to develop the youth of this community into future socially responsible workforce leaders.
There are four flavors available: Gallberry, Palmetto, Wild Flower and Orange Blossom.
The bottles are available online at igourmet.com/steve for $13.99 per jar. The proceeds of all sales of Black Bee Honey are invested directly back to the Orlando community to benefit the neighborhood’s children.