Community Support and Partnerships
Whole Foods Market is a company with a conscience. We believe companies, like individuals, must assume their share of responsibility as tenants of Planet Earth. We believe passionately in supporting the West Des Moines community and are actively involved by:
- Supporting several local food banks by donating perishable and non-perishable items seven days a week.
- Donating goods and services to local organizations
- Sponsoring community events
- Educating adults and children with interactive tours of the store
- Hosting adult and child cooking classes
COMMUNITY SUPPORT DAYS
Our Community Support Days are one meaningful way we give back to our community. On designated days throughout the year a total of 5% of the day’s net sales are donated to local 501c3 non-profit organizations. Customers help support our selected organizations just by shopping on these 5% Days. If you are interested in applying to be a Community Support Day recipient, please download our Donations & Local Partnerships Packet and email it to Midwest.Donations@wholefoods.com.
ONE DIME AT A TIME
Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to eliminate single-use plastic bags and develop stronger communities all at the same time. At the register, customers will have the option to receive a 10 cent per bag refund as cash back off their receipt or they can choose to donate it to that quarter’s selected charity organization. If you are interested in applying to be a One Dime at a Time recipient, please download our Donations & Local Partnerships Packet and email it to Midwest.Donations@wholefoods.com.
We are excited to be able to help the West Des Moines community with a variety of partnership opportunities throughout the year, including:
- Event Assistance (single event or a series of events)
- Donations (usually product donation for charity purposes)
- Project Support (community gardens, mural production, etc)
All requests are reviewed on a monthly basis and recipients will be notified as soon as possible. Please be advised that due to the large volume of requests that we receive, we require a minimum of 6 weeks advanced notice for any donation. Unfortunately, we cannot honor every request and will only contact you if we can provide a donation for your organization. If you are interested in applying for a community partnership please do so at www.wfm.com/donate and select the West Des Moines store.