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Caring for Local and Global Communities

As a company, we deeply value giving back to those who have helped us succeed. Each of our stores has a unique way of connecting with their local communities to best serve that community’s needs. We reach out both nationally and globally: to provide microcredit loans in developing countries, promote ethical trade with our global partners, support local nonprofits with our 5% giving days, provide healthier choices in schools and improve access to nutritious food for underserved neighborhoods. Read on to learn more.

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Whole Planet Foundation

Creating economic partnerships with the poor in the developing-world communities that supply our stores with product.

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Whole Kids Foundation

Supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children's nutrition and wellness.

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Whole Cities Foundation

Bringing fresh, nutritious food and broader access to healthy eating education to underserved communities.

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Whole Trade

Highlighting our commitment to ethical trade, working conditions and the environment, while also meeting our standards for high quality products.

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Community Giving

Our team members are part of the local community, and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to our shoppers and neighbors.

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Local Producer Loan Program

Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP) provides up to $25 million in low-interest loans to small, local producers. Why? Because we believe in supporting local farmers and producers.

Learn about our Local Producer Loan Program >