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 more than 12 years ago 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.
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.
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.
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. 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, 2014 in celebration of Earth Month we have a Community Giving Day on April 2nd for Revolve KC and another Community Giving Day on Earth Day, April 22nd for MINDDRIVE.
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 Foundaition 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.
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. If you run a food bank and would like your local non-profit to be considered as an applicant, please complete the Food Pantry Donation Form above. Information about our recent 2013 Feed 4 More program results are below. Please note that we already have on-going relationships with local non-profit food banks who receive and distribute food from our location on a daily basis.
Whole Foods Market’s annual food donation drive, is now a national effort to help feed those in need in the local communities they serve. The Feed 4 More program is designed to serve the under nourished by providing foods free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives to local non-profit organizations and food pantries for distribution. Generous customers can purchase an all-natural $5 breakfast, $10 lunch or $10 dinner for families of four at the registers to help make a difference during the holidays.
This past holiday season, Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc. and the Shawnee Mission School District were co-recipients for Whole Foods Market - Metcalf’s Feed 4 More program. Whole Foods Market does not make a direct profit from this program and donates the difference between the cost of the food and the money donated. At the end of the program, both organizations received a check for more than $14,000.
HISTORY OF FEED 4 MORE AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET:
The Whole Foods Market Feed 4 More food drive, originally called Grab & Give, began 6 years ago 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.
SHAWNEE MISSION SCHOOL DISTRICT:
The Shawnee Mission School District serves as a first response resource for children and families in need by connecting them with local non-profit organizations for further assistance based upon their unique situation. The need for food assistance is an increasing reality for many families belonging to the 3rd largest school district in the state of Kansas. During the 2012-2013 academic year the Shawnee Mission School District officially counted 10,111 students who received free and reduced lunches (up from last year), which equates to more than 1 in 3 students in need of nutrition assistance. Reports also indicate 451 Shawnee Mission students were homeless during the 2012-2013 school year.
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.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve!
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!
- ALS Association/Pro-Am Golf Tournament
- American Heart Association/Festival of Wine
- American Institute of Food and Wine
- American Red Cross
- American Royal
- Animal Haven
- Ask A Nurse
- Beat the Heat 5K Run
- Beth Torah Community Service Project
- Bike to Work Week
- Blessing Baskets
- Blue River Shelter
- Bridging the Gap
- Broadmoor Technical Center
- Brookside Community Farmers Market
- Brush Fire BBQ Team
- Canine Companions
- Catherine’s Place
- Chameleon: Arts and Youth Development
- Check Out Hunger Campaign
- Children’s Mercy Hospital/Phit Kids
- Community Blood Center
- Communiversity Wholistic Health Fair
- CranksGiving II
- Cross-Lines Community Outreach
- Danny Cox Family Benefit Concert
- Deanna Rose Farmstead
- De La Salle Education Center
- De LaSalle Center
- Doula Services of Greater KC
- Empty Bowls/Red Star Studios
- Episcopal Community Services
- Farm Aid 2011
- Forks and Corks
- Front Porch Alliance
- GEHA (Government Employees Health Assurance) newsletter
- Gift of Life (Organ Donation)
- Girl Scouts of America
- Good Samaritan Project
- Growing Growers Kansas City
- Guadalupe Center
- Habitat for Humanity
- Harvesters/Check Out Hunger Program
- Heartland Learning Center
- Heart to Heart International
- Holy Cross School and Parish
- Hope House
- Horizons High School
- Jane Goodall Institute
- Jared Coones Pumpkin Run supporting Cancer Research
- Johnson County Extension Education Foundation
- Johnson County Parks and Recreation
- Jingle Bell Run for the Arthritis Foundation
- Kansas City Bicycle Federation
- Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture
- Kansas City Chefs Association
- Kansas City Community Kitchens
- Kansas City Free Health Clinic/ The Bloom Party
- Kansas City Public Television
- Kansas City Urban Farm Tour
- KC Singles
- KCPT Kids/Children’s Programming
- KCPT Public Television
- KCPTV Auction
- Kline Grass Festival
- KVC Health Systems Inc.
- La Leche League – Kansas City Chapter
- Les Belles Chefs/Heirloom Recipes Reinvented
- Les Dames Esscoffier
- Life Dynamics
- New Adventure’s in B’s Life
- New House Domestic Violence Shelter
- Niles Home
- Novalis Orphan Care Project/Unity on the Plaza
- NPR National Public Radio
- Panchachuli USA / The Woman Weavers of the Himalayas
- Phoenix Family Housing
- Pleasant Ridge School
- Safe Home
- Saint Luke’s Hospital
- S.A.S.S.Y. (Saving Animals by Supportive Seniors and others Young-at-Heart).
- Spofford Home for Children
- Shape Express Fitness Center for Woman
- Shawnee Mission Education Foundation
- Shawnee Mission Medical Center
- Shawnee Mission School District Summer 2004 Food Camp
- Shawnee Mission Special Education Teachers Conference
- Sierra Club
- Slow Food USA
- Sprint Campus 2007 BBQ Competition
- Speaking of Women’s Health Event 2011
- The Blessing Basket Project
- The Center for Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- The Giving Tree
- The Kansas City Community Kitchen
- The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc.
- The Pet Connection
- Think Pink
- TLC for Children and Families
- Turning Point Foundation
- UN World Food Program
- United States Postal Service Health Fair
- Victory Temple Christian Life Center
- Vitamin Angels
- Westin Crown Center Health Fair
- Whole Kids Foundation
- Whole Planet Foundation
- Whole Planet Foundation Guatemalan Book Drive
- William – Sonoma on the Plaza
- Wonderscope Children's Museum
- World of Goods
- Your Wellness Connection
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.
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