Whole Foods Market is a company with a conscience. We believe companies, like individuals, must assume their share of responsibility as tenants of Planet Earth. We believe passionately in supporting the Indianapolis community and are actively involved by:
Donating goods and services to local organizations
Sponsoring community events and health fairs
Educating adults and children with interactive tours of the store
5% COMMUNITY SUPPORT DAYS
Our Community Support (5%) Days are one meaningful way we give back to our community. On designated days throughout the year a total of 5% of the day’s net sales are donated to local 501c3 non-profit organizations. Customers help support our selected organizations just by shopping on these 5% Days.
ONE DIME AT A TIME
Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to eliminate single-use bags and develop stronger communities all at the same time. At the register, customers will have the option to receive a 10 cent per bag refund as cash back off their receipt or they can choose to donate it to that quarter’s selected local non-profit.
We are excited to be able to help the Indianapolis community with a variety of partnership opportunities throughout the year, including:
Event Assistance (single event or a series of events)
Donations (usually product donation for charity purposes)
All requests are reviewed on a monthly basis and recipients will be notified as soon as possible. Please be advised that due to the large volume of requests that we receive, we require a minimum of 6-8 weeks advanced notice for any donation. Unfortunately, we can not honor every request and will only contact you if we can provide a donation for your organization. If you are interesting in applying for a donation/sponsorship/invitation to a health fair or other event, please visit our stores to pick up a Donation Application. Applications are available in store at 86th Street's Customer Service Desk. Also click Donation Request 86th St. for our online application. Completed applications can be turned in at the Customer Service Desk.
Did you know we offer FREE field trips for school age children? They make great school field trips and scout activities too! Let us help you with your Healthy Eating badge! Kids will learn about the importance of organic foods, the different food groups, and how to make healthy food choices. The tour includes stops in each department, samples and a complimentary age-appropriate goodie bag. Field Trips are appropriate for kids ages 7+. We require chaperones and a minimum of 8 people.
Are you interested in an outing for your group? Store Tours make great outings for your business, volunteer group, club, or simply to enjoy with friends. See the various store tour topics we offer below.
Shopping on a Budget: Get the most for your money! - Eating great food doesn't have to break your budget. If you think higher quality always means higher price, think again! We offer real food, free of artificial ingredients and hydrogenated fats, at the best possible prices. Take our store tour for an overview of the great values we offer everyday as well as some wallet-friendly tips on stretching your dollar. Enjoy samples too!
Gluten Free Store Tour - Are you living the gluten free (GF) lifestyle and not sure what to eat? Join Andrew McConnell to learn about all of the great GF products available in each department, learn how to label read, find out what resources are available & enjoy samples too!
Smart Shopper Tour - Want to make healthier choices, but don't know where to start? This store tour is for you! Andrew McConnell will show you how to shop smart and dish out some samples too! Learn how to label read, when to buy organic, decipher buzz words like antioxidant, learn what questions to ask your butcher, how to choose healthy snacks, the importance of eco-cleaners, all-natural body care products, fiber and more!
Vegan Store Tour - Veg-curious? Learn about the tasty vegan options throughout the store! We'll cover hot topics including organics, whole grains, TVP, nutritional yeast, awesome snacks, dairy & meat alternatives, cruelty-free products, resources & supplements. Tour includes samples, goody bag & a Vegetarian Starter Kit (booklet with lots of great health info & recipes). Previous tour attendees recommend bringing a pen & notebook.
We can also tailor a store tour (minimum 8 people) to your interest. If you're group is smaller than 8-10 people, you will see the tour topics above rotate seasonally on our events calendar. Feel free to attend any one of our monthly scheduled store tours. Custom tour dates and times are subject to availability.
Custom/Private Tour FAQ:
- Each tour includes samples as well as a complimentary goodie bag.
- Each tour lasts 60 minutes.
- There is no charge for custom group tours, as long as we receive a minimum of 8 people. This means, that it is best to take RSVPs for at least 12 people, in case anyone backs out at the last minute. (Tour maximum is 15-20 people. The group coordinator can accept RSVPs for around 22 people, because inevitably not everyone will show. If everyone does show, we are happy to accommodate.)
- For custom tours, the group coordinator, is in charge of taking RSVPs and gathering food allergy information from each attendee.
- We recommend that groups schedule 8 weeks before their desired month of the event. To schedule, please call Andrew McConnell at 317.706.0900.