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Whole Foods Market, Metcalf in the Community
Whole Foods Market Metcalf, is an active participant in our community. We are proud of our community involvement and the relationships that we continue to make each month. We strive to make a difference. Since opening our doors in 2002 at this location in Overland Park, KS we have helped to raise several hundred thousand dollars for the local community thanks to the generosity of our shoppers, friends and team members. Our store also has on-going partnerships with local food pantries as part of our Green Mission Program for people and the planet.
Each Whole Foods Market store has a monthly budget designated for the donation of food or funds to local not-for-profit organizations. A Donation Request Form is required. Links to the forms are provided below. Requests must be received 6 weeks prior to the date of the event and submitted in person at Customer Service. If you have missed the deadline, please consider us for your organizations future donations. While we would like to follow-up with all donation requests, due to the high volume of requests received, only those receiving a donation will be notified.
Each November and December our Whole Foods Market, Metcalf conducts a food drive known as Feed 4 More to help those in need in our local community. The Whole Foods Market Feed 4 More food drive, originally called Grab & Give, began in 2007 in the Whole Foods Market Rocky Mountain Region as a community effort to help ensure that local families in need have access to healthy meals. This year, Whole Foods Market locations around the US are joining together with the goal of raising meals to support 1 million people throughout the country. All food from Whole Foods Market including the donated food is free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and hydrogenated fats.
If you run a food bank and would like your local non-profit to be considered as an applicant in 2015, please complete the Food Pantry Donation Form above. Information about our 2014 Feed 4 More program results are below. Please note that we already have on-going relationships with local non-profit food banks that receive and distribute food from our location on a daily basis.
The 2014 Metcalf Feed 4 More Recipient is CROSS-LINES COMMUNITY OUTREACH, INC.:
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc. helps families and individuals with basic needs, such as: rent and utility assistance, hunger relief, free clean clothing, hot showers, laundry services, emergency medical assistance. The donations Cross-Lines Community Outreach receives from Feed 4 More will go to recipients of their food pantry program. In 2011, thanks to the generosity of Whole Foods Market on Metcalf customers and team members, more than 15,000 meals for 4 were raised for Cross-Lines Community Outreach. This past holiday season you helped us raise $50,000.03 in food donations for this organization. Thank you!
You get a 10 cent bag refund for each bag you reuse. Keep the refund, or donate it. Each fiscal quarter there are 3 recipients: a school, a local non-profit, and the Whole Planet Foundation. (Donation request forms are above.) Thank you for helping to make a difference one dime at a time!
Our Community Giving 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 non-profit organizations. Customers help support our selected organizations simply by shopping on these 5% Days. Whole Foods Market’s Community Giving Day is a giving program dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations in the store’s own communities that have limited budgets but big goals. This April 2nd, 2015 the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation was our beneficiary. Thanks to the generosity of our community, more than $4,100 was raised to help kindergarteners! Thank you!
Whole Foods Market works to make a positive difference locally and globally. The Whole Kids Foundation is one of 3 non-profit organizations that are fully funded by Whole Foods Market. The Whole Kids Foundation works to help end childhood obesity. We encourage schools to visit the wholekidsfoundation.org for resources and to apply for the school garden grant and the school salad bar grant. We also encourage you to visit thelunchbox.org for helpful ideas and resources to making school lunches healthier and appealing on a budget.
As you work on your spring cleaning this April (Earth Month), we invite you to please help us to support the youth of the KVC who are exiting foster care to live independently. Recycle and give new life to your new and gently used kitchen tools and equipment by donating them to the month long Kitchen Equipment Drive going on at both Whole Foods Market Overland Park locations from April 1st through the 30th. Your donation of pots, pans, cooking utensils, hot pads, oven mitts, small appliances (with directions), etc helps to encourage healthy eating, creativity, and builds confidence though cooking. Simply bring these items by the store and place them in the donation bin. (Note: To keep people safe when reaching into the bins, we ask that there are no knives please. Thank you!) Thank you for your help to support local Kansas youth.
We participated with the following organizations and several more through partnership, sponsorship or donation, reaching into the Kansas City Metro Area and beyond. Thank you for allowing us to serve you!
As part of our community giving, our store offers many free public and private tours. Please view our Store Tour web page for further information, or call our store at (913) 652-9633.