Community Coffee, the nation’s No. 1 family-owned retail coffee brand, recently concluded the company’s 35th year of the Community Cash for Schools program. By bringing communities together and turning Community Coffee purchases into funds for local schools, the program generated more than $160,000 for hundreds of participating schools across Louisiana and Mississippi during the 2023–2024 school year.


“With a passion for education, our Cash for Schools program is a time-honored tradition we’ve celebrated for over three decades,” said Matt Saurage, fourth-generation Community Coffee owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors. “With more than 400 schools participating this year, we helped bring joy to thousands of students, teachers and families across our home region.”


Since 1988, the Community Cash for Schools program has helped public and private schools earn over $8.5 million by offering proofs of purchase on Community® products. With the help of parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends, participating schools collect and redeem proofs of purchase for cash, which can be used at their discretion. Schools can put the money toward resources including new textbooks, computers, playground equipment or events that benefit students.


This year’s total cash earned was up 15% over last year — indicating a strong uptick in Community Coffee’s impact on the region. The top-earning school, Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School in Lafayette, Louisiana, brought in over $5,000 to improve education for its students.


The Community Cash for Schools program is open to all state-licensed schools from pre-K through 12th grade. To learn how to participate and for more information about the program, visit Schools interested in participating can enroll online.


About Community Coffee Company

Founded in 1919, Community Coffee is the nation’s #1 family-owned premium retail coffee brand. The company is an importer, roaster and distributor of premium coffee products available online and in retail stores and businesses nationwide. Community Coffee offers whole-bean, ground, single-serve, freshly brewed and ready-to-drink options. Founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the company remains true to its purpose of bringing joy to those who help communities thrive with programs supporting teachers, military service members, first responders and farmers, among others. See what’s brewing at, @communitycoffee on Instagram and @communitycoffeecompany on Facebook.