Light The Way

At Merit Coffee, our mission extends beyond just brewing the perfect cup of coffee; we're dedicated to being a positive force in our Texas communities. For over a decade, our Light the Way program has been lighting up lives, and this fall, we have the pleasure of partnering with three incredible organizations.

Feed My Sheep is a San Antonio organization committed to aiding our neighbors in need, including those facing homelessness and addiction, since 2012. By supporting Feed My Sheep, you are directly contributing to feeding, clothing, and caring for individuals, ultimately brightening lives in our local community.

DFW Angels

DFW Angels is a Dallas organization devoted to walking alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community. By supporting DFW Angels, you are helping to change the negative statistics of the foster care system through positive programs that can impact the lives and outcomes of foster care youth. Your generosity goes directly to providing personalized resources for children and their families, promoting healthy relationships, and equipping adolescents for independent living through mentorship programs.

United Way for Greater Austin

United Way for Greater Austin is an Austin organization devoted to breaking the cycle of poverty in our communities. By supporting United Way for Greater Austin, you are helping to provide education, healthcare, and financial stability to ensure that every person in our community has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Your generosity goes directly to investing in community coalitions, nonprofit partners, and strategic outreach programs, all working towards the greater goal of ending poverty.

Snack Pak 4Kids San Antonio

Hunger impacts a child’s ability to learn. SP4KSA provides weekend food supplements to serve the needs of chronically hungry children, addressing the relationship between food insecurity and learning. SP4KSA uses 100% of its donations to pay for food products, has no paid staff, and focuses on honoring the dignity of each child recipient. Teachers identify students who may be experiencing chronic hunger on the weekends. After parental/guardian permission is obtained, Snack Paks are distributed to the child each Friday, discreetly placed in the child’s backpack by their teacher.