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Jessica R says ...
I try to shop whole fresh foods and try to cut down on the demand for packaged foods and I recycle religiously any packing that I do take home. I try to bring my own bags for purchases and re-use and plastic containers I happen to get (milk jugs for old oil). I use each bit of the food I buy either by eating it all or composting leftovers, donating the dry/canned things I dont use to a food pantry so someone else can ues it. I like to shop local and when there are items that donate to charity (i.e. a $15 cd to help toward Katrina rebuild) if I can help, I do.
02/10/2011 8:47:27 PM CST
Shellie says ...
I try very hard to purchase local products to support the community and when I buy from stores I look for Fair Trade Teas and Coffees. Buying products that support communities, here or abroad, is just one small way we impact each other's lives.
02/10/2011 9:01:29 PM CST
Tara W. Dabney says ...
I would LOOVE this basket.
02/10/2011 9:01:58 PM CST
suzanne says ...
I prefer to purchase goods from local suppliers but I also love to buy goods from people who are working in their communities to make a better life for their children and extended families. I would be fun to share these products with friends and let them know the good that is coming from this community program.
02/10/2011 9:24:55 PM CST
Heather says ...
I am thankful that I have the choice and means to buy products ranging from dish soap to personal care - such as body soaps and shampoos - that are not putting chemicals back into our water system. Water is precious commodity we should never take for granted, especially here in Western U.S. We are all aware that water wars for potable fresh water has destroyed other countries, so why should we be so nonchalant about putting chemicals into our own water systems.
02/10/2011 9:56:21 PM CST
Amanda S. says ...
I work at Kroger's and I just recently started buying Whole Food Products. I made the transition because of my allergies. I love the fact that the products are chemical-free.
02/10/2011 10:00:11 PM CST
Kathryn says ...
I pay attention to the packaging, ingredients, and origin of the products I purchase in order to make better choices not just for me but ultimately all of us
02/10/2011 10:33:59 PM CST
Jenny says ...
I started shopping at Whole Foods exclusively a year ago. I like knowing that I am buying real food and contributing to fair trade and real organizations such as this.
02/10/2011 10:41:49 PM CST
Julie says ...
researching and educating myself about the products I buy has changed my entire families' perspective. We buy local yet global, in hopes of bettering ours and their communities.
02/10/2011 10:44:23 PM CST
Melissa Coy says ...
I haven't ever used the products but I love to shop at places that I feel very strongly about because I know they really do care about the community and that is how I feel about Whole Foods. Thank you for inspiring people to do more like in this story.
02/10/2011 11:19:49 PM CST
cyndi says ...
I trust Whole Foods and their efforts to help those in need. I think it is short of a mini miracle that we can go into a supermarket chain and expect and be delivered true organic, natural quality products. I rarely feel the need to read the labels while in wholefoods and that is a small blessing compared to what so many others in Togo have to think about. Yet, Whole Foods intervention truly makes a difference in two ways. Thank you to the women and Whole Foods!
02/10/2011 11:58:11 PM CST
vilte says ...
My heart goes out to these women. I hope that in some way, although it may not be much, my purchase can help contribute towards helping the Togolese communities one person at a time.
02/11/2011 12:45:50 AM CST
Jon hannis says ...
Just comment to win... I really like the idea behind the products. Keep up the good work
02/11/2011 1:15:18 AM CST
Carmen says ...
The beauty and determination of these people both break my heart and inspire me to never stop trying to make our world better. There is such suffering in the world but we can not let ourselves become overwhelmed by or indifferent to the struggles of our fellow human beings. Thank you, Whole Foods, for sharing this story.
02/11/2011 1:32:14 AM CST
Stephanie Vining says ...
I love these products and love Whole Foods because they are a great store with great products to help the entire world.
02/11/2011 4:00:47 AM CST
Lynnette says ...
I have been searching for something to moistuize my dry hair. I have been frustrated with the natural products and the store bought products. I noticed that a lot of African people have pretty skin and shiny hair. I was told that some of them use Shea Butter on their hair and skin. I'm thinking with a lot of the land being devasted and the people lacking the proper nutrition-- this Shea Butter most be fantastic. I'm an African American woman and I want to find something that will work on my hair. So, I'm excited to try Shea Butter from Africa and help the people in this land. Since Africa is in my heritage, this is a logical step for me. I hope I have found the right thing for me. I could add so much more, but I won't. I didn't mean to write this much
02/11/2011 4:33:06 AM CST
Anne says ...
These are amazing stories! This is what life is all about "opportunities" I am always looking for new natural products that are not full of chemicals, that nourish our bodies. All though i have not tried this product line, i definately will be looking forward to purchasing it the next time i am at whole foods. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, keep up the awesome work do whole foods!
02/11/2011 6:36:08 AM CST
Xandi Rae says ...
i like to think that by being aware of where the products I buy come from I am actively choosing to help others who may not have been as lucky as I am and this helps make their world a bit better.
02/11/2011 7:49:07 AM CST
Claudia Keys says ...
What a wonderful idea..
02/11/2011 7:58:07 AM CST
Vicki G says ...
Purchasing items, like Alaffia that benefit so many, are one of the pleasures in going to Whole foods!! Knowing that my small purchase can touch so many lives makes it a better day for everyone!! Thank you for giving us this opportunity.
02/11/2011 9:08:53 AM CST
David Watt says ...
I recently applied for the position of construction project manager, SE Region. After reading the Everyday Shea and other articles I am sold on Whole Foods as my grocer. I hope to support your positive global acts by starting to shop at your store. Thanks for the good work and keep it up!
02/11/2011 9:15:41 AM CST
Rachel C says ...
I am just trying to do my part by bying smart. I try to avoid making needless waste, by re-using and recycling. I buy products with local people in mind, and also those less fortunate in other poorer countrys, who work hard to produce things to make a living. In doing so, I can keep a moderately clean conscience, and feel good about myself.
02/11/2011 9:36:27 AM CST
Sara says ...
As consumers we vote everyday with our dollars.
02/11/2011 9:54:13 AM CST
Mary Ibis says ...
I buy in bulk, organic, local when I can. We eat low on the food chain, and I research brands before I buy them. Thanks for adding a new option to my shopping list! I'll be glad to test these products in the near future.
02/11/2011 10:03:21 AM CST
anna says ...
I know my purchases affect the economy and i try to avoid buying things all together. Further, I only invest in products I know are good. This seems like a great bet. thanks
02/11/2011 10:22:06 AM CST

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