Pepsico, Kraft, Cargill, Land O' Lakes, and TNT Express are among many companies that have created nonprofit divisions to help alleviate hunger in developing countries.
Coffee prices are up because of rising demand, higher fuel costs. High coffee prices has roasters, retailers struggling to cover costs.
Packaged coffee will cost Starbucks patrons 12 percent more on average starting Friday. The move comes after Folgers hiked its packaged coffee prices by 10 percent on average.