Whole Foods Market believes in supporting the communities we serve. We strive to benefit a large number of organisations, which are as varied as the communities themselves.
Part of YOUR Neighbourhood
For a large company we are uniquely set up. Each of our stores has the power to make decisions at a local level about how best to serve our customers and community.
From the Stores
Our team members are part of the local community. They are passionate about supporting local causes that are important to our shoppers and neighbours. For example, each store donates food to local food banks and shelters. In addition, throughout the year, we hold ’5% Days’, where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local non-profit or educational organisation.
As a company we also give back to the larger global community. Our Whole Planet Foundation, http://www.wholeplanetfoundation.org
, fights poverty through micro-lending in rural communities around the world. We provide much of the funding for the loans and underwrite the administrative costs, so each pound donated goes directly to those who need it most.
WOULD YOU LIKE OUR SUPPORT?
There are 4 ways our Clapham Junction store can help
Our ’5% Days’ are one way we support our local community. On designated days throughout the year a total of 5% of the day’s net sales are donated to local non-profit organisations. Customers help support the selected organisations simply by shopping.
Till point donations are an opportunity to raise your charity’s profile and give every customer the opportunity to donate directly to your cause.
It is a common misconception that we have a lot of food to throw away at the end of the day. One of the big differences between our stores and other supermarkets is the sheer volume of in-store production that we undertake, so our in-house kitchens use much of the food from around the store. However we also ensure that surplus food goes to local food banks and shelters, where it can help feed those most in need.
Typically to help raise money at the events we can supply food parcels, hampers or vouchers for a raffle.
How to Apply for a Donation
If your non-profit organization is looking to work with us, please review our guidelines prior to filling in the application form.
The application must be received at least 30 days before the event date and the “pick up” date in order to be considered (although please note Whole Foods Market stores receive so many requests we plan much further in advance). Applications should be delivered by hand to the cashiers, and are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. As the Donations Budget is limited, early submission of your application is recommended.