As a company, we are quite unique. Our stores are not cookie cutter big
box-type stores with directives from “corporate” about how to run the
business. Each of our stores has a lot of latitude in deciding the best
way to operate that individual store to meet the needs of the local
community. That makes community giving really special and fun.
Our team members are part of the local community and they are
passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to our
shoppers and neighbors. First off, it’s a given that each store donates
food to area food banks and shelters.
Then several times a year, our stores hold community giving days
(otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net
sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The
groups that benefit from these 5% Days are as varied as the communities
Last but not least, team members are constantly volunteering their time and expertise to an assortment of local non-profits.
If you have questions about Whole Foods' donation policy or have a nonprofit or educational organization you would like us to support, please contact the Marketing Director at your local store or fill out a donation request form (available online --- click on Link to More Info, below).
(NOTE: Although the Greater Rochester area did not have a Whole Foods store as of the end of 2018, it is expected that Whole Foods will build its first store in the area in Pittsford in 2019 or 2020. This giving program should be operational in the Greater Rochester area once that store opens.)
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