West Pittston-based gourmet food and gift retailer igourmet.com has announced a partnership with Kidz Zone, a Florida-based youth entrepreneurial program, by launching the organization’s product, Black Bee Honey, nationally on igourmet.com.
The partnership will be unveiled Wednesday on syndicated daytime TV show “Steve,” hosted by Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey. Black Bee Honey will be available for purchase when the episode airs. Kidz Zone organizers and teens will be the featured guests, and viewers should check local listings for air time.
According to a press release from igourmet.com, Kidz Zone is an organization that supports youth in the Parramore, Fla., community “from cradle to career.” Parramore, the release states, 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 nonexistent.
Kidz Zone guides teens toward accumulating skills and knowledge in business and economics. “Black Bee” was chosen as the honey’s label to reflect how African-American men and women “often feel in this current social and political environment,” the release states.
The honey is available online at igourmet.com/steve for $13.99 per jar, and proceeds of all sales are invested directly into the Orlando community to benefit the neighborhood’s children.