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Whole Body and Vitamin Angels

Join one of our very own Whole Body team members for an insightful interview about the positive impact of Vitamin Angels not only on children’s health, but also in the hearts of our team members, customers and supplier partners. Susan Oelker is the Southwest Regional Supplement Buyer and has worked for Whole Foods Market for 14 years, where her passion for the best supplements and body care products is matched only by her enthusiasm for supporting suppliers who give back to the global community. Your next vitamin purchase can make a difference for under-nourished children. Find out how and tell us what you think. We'll donate $1 to Vitamin Angels for each of the first 5,000 comments posted on one of our Vitamin Angels blog posts by November 30, 2010.

Learn more about Vitamin Angels in our previous Viva Vitamin Angels podcast. Podcast Notes: Expert: Susan Oelker Whole Foods Market team member, Susan Oelker was introduced to the work of Vitamin Angels 4 years ago:
  • Vitamin Angels provides team members with an easy way to help others and fulfill their desire to create positive change through their work at Whole Foods Market.
The Vitamin Angels and Whole Foods Market partnership is special to all stakeholders:
  • Finding a way to impact malnourishment can sometimes seem overwhelming, but when team members connect that all they have to do is show guests products on our shelves that donate to Vitamin Angels, it is really impactful to that team member and customer.
  • Not only is it a great product for the guest, it also doesn’t cost them anything additional to help these children.
Whole Body has a unique opportunity to directly impact the lives of children, customers and team members through its relationship with Vitamin Angels:
  • Whole Body carries the best supplements available and it’s these same nutrients that customers buy for themselves that Vitamin Angels is delivering to children in need.
  • The dedication of Howard Schiffer and his team at Vitamin Angels to this global mission shows when they come out to educate team members about how we can all work together to reach these children.
Vitamin Angels gives everyone a way to make an impact:
  • Team members in Whole Body and throughout the store are given an opportunity to share with guests that even the most basic choice of which vitamin they choose that day can support a child in need.
  • It doesn’t cost any more money or any more time to make positive change happen.
  • Every day, team members and customers can do this and all they need is the awareness that they can make a difference.

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Comments

Wendy says …

Whole foods Market ROCKS!

James O. says …

Thanks for supporting this program!

Ang says …

Yeah for whole foods charity!

Kathy C says …

This sounds like such a great program. Thank you for helping.

dena says …

Love this idea.

hilary says …

Hai!

Alysha says …

All for it :)

Alysha says …

Thanks Whole Foods!

Amber Pickard says …

Yes! I am going to Whole Foods, Portland, ME and will purchase vitamins that support "Whole Body and Vitamin Angels"! Way to go!

Nataine says …

What a wondeful program!!!

Regina says …

Excellent

Stacie Eleby says …

Awesome. Good cause.

Maggie says …

What a wonderful effort. Keep up the good work!

Chris Taylor says …

Every morning the first thing my kids ask for is "VITAMINS!!!"

amy says …

What a wonderful program!

Blair says …

Great idea!!

Leah B says …

Good job, great program

Allen Michaels says …

Such a worthy cause from the partnership of great organizations. Keep it up and best of luck with this and hopefully similar future endeavors!

crystal haughton says …

love you store keep up the fantastic work....

Zaq says …

Go get 'em!

Rachel says …

Brilliant!

Phil_M says …

Fabulous program, SO glad you're doing this ;--)

Jena says …

Awesome :)

Linda Schofield says …

Love this! Such a great way to help people less fortunate!

Brie Foust says …

Awesome!

Jen says …

This is awesome. I need to buy vitamins soon (when I get some money) and I plan to shop here instead of the website I usually use. Thanks

Cate says …

This sounds like a great organization. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda says …

Thank you to everyone for supporting this. What a great program!

Rebecca says …

Love this!!!!

Sandra says …

Great idea. Thank you!

stephe says …

Thank you for brightening my day. If only everyone could live their lives with this approach..

Beverly says …

This is awesome that Whole Foods is doing this! Way to go!

A. Delaciel says …

Amazing!!

Steph says …

Donate!!

Mary Crain says …

Great program, keep up the great work!

Peggy Heckman says …

This is a wonderful program, keep up the good work !!!

dee says …

yay!

Kim says …

Awesome! :)

Robin Dietrich says …

Whole Foods, You rock my world! Without you my life would be incomplete. I feel at home in your beautiful store in Tustin, Ca. and I can shop with confidance, knowing that I am getting the best quality food available in my area. This is a great love affair...please don't ever leave me. Robin

Ray says …

Thanks for caring about the children and for supporting those suppliers that give back to the community.

Norah says …

Great idea! I live that posting will donate to this cause.

Katie Buckland says …

Keep up the good work Whole Foods! Congrats on raising awareness on malnourishment and supporting a program that is working to end it and encouraging others to get involved!

jessica goodwin says …

How wonderful!

flowingink says …

great idea!! nicely done.

Robin Dietrich says …

Sorry, please disregard my previous post which was meant to post to Whole Foods Homepage. Will repost correctly. Thank You. Robin

Jessica says …

Sounds like a great program! Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer says …

Outstanding!!!

John Izzo says …

Wonderful idea. I will definitely look for your product on my next visit.

Tamara says …

Very cool!

sandy says …

Great idea!

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