Granola with a conscience

By ELIZABETH RAU  |  November 24, 2010

"For a lot of them, this is their first job, their first paycheck," says Gordon. "It's really rewarding."

The biggest satisfaction is seeing workers move on. Many have found jobs in hotels and local businesses. That's enormously satisfying for Gordon and Cooper, whose goal is to give them a start.

"We feel like refugees are able to make this jump in American society as long as they have a chance," Cooper says. "We're not trying to do anything profound. We just want to be part of helping them land on their feet."

The company's motto is "Dive Deep In a Bowla Granola." You can take the plunge by ordering online or buying a bag at Brown's Campus Market, the Friendship Café on Broad Street or the farmer's market at Hope Artiste Village.

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