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Join the Fight Against Childhood Hunger

By Mara Fleishman, November 15, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Did you know that more than 17 million kids in the US are at risk of hunger? That’s nearly 1 in 4. We’re partnering with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The No Kid Hungry Campaign supports local youth groups, schools, faith-based institutions, food banks and other community programs in providing meals to children in need. Here are four easy ways you can help:

Donate Online & We’ll Match It

Go to our online holiday meal ordering site and select “SOS Donation” as one of your items. Make a donation and we’ll match it, up to a total of $25,000. (You can donate even if you don’t place a holiday meal order!)

Buy Organic Fuji Apples

For every pound of organic Fuji apples sold at our stores, a donation goes to the campaign. Together, Whole Foods Market, Rainier Fruit Company and Columbia Marketing International will donate two cents for each pound of organic Fuji apples sold from November 14 to December 25, up to a maximum of $30,000.

Order Gift Cards Online

For each Whole Foods Market gift card ordered online from November 16 to December 31, we’ll donate $1.

Use Special Coupons

Arrowhead Mills, Celestial Seasonings and Terra Chips will donate 40 cents per redeemed specially marked coupons featured in The Whole Deal value guide.

Watch this video to see how your donation to Share Our Strength’s No Child Hungry campaign can help the children in your community: No Kid Hungry creates partnerships with anti-hunger groups, government agencies, corporate partners and political, education and business leaders at the state and city level to break down barriers to accessing healthy food. Learn more details about our partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign and find out how Share Our Strength is making a difference in your area.




JP says ...
How can you support a cause like this but throw away perfectly good food in your stores dumpsters everyday? Why don't you do an even bigger service to your surrounding communities and donate that food, some that hasn't even reached its expiration date yet, to local food banks and homeless shelters?
11/21/2011 1:54:15 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@JP Thank you for your concern and for reaching out. Every city and state has laws that govern how stores must dispose of food that's been sitting out, whether it be packaged or prepared foods. I encourage you to reach out to your community's Whole Foods Market to open a discussion regarding the reasons behind their methods of disposal. The link below will help you identify the contact information for your community's Whole Foods Market. A Team Member there will be happy to chat with you about this topic. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
11/22/2011 11:18:39 AM CST
Ralph Meyer says ...
With some exceptions, childhood hunger is caused by UNplanned parenthood. Please advocate PLANNED parenthood to PREVENT this problem. UNLIKE ANIMALS, HUMANS CAN LIMIT THE NUMBER OF BABIES THEY HAVE TO PREVENT OVERPOPULATION!
11/30/2011 3:41:39 PM CST
Susan Jorgensen says ...
<strong>Off Topic</strong> Planned Parenthood is notorious for aborting children. That's NEVER the answer.
02/06/2012 12:11:00 PM CST