Whole Foods Market Foundations

Whole Kids Foundation® Raises $3.9 Million for Children’s Nutrition

100 percent of funds directly support schools with edible gardens, salad bars, beehive grants and healthy teacher programs
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today $3.9 million was raised through its annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign in all Whole Foods Market locations to fund K-12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., geared towards improving children’s nutrition and wellness.

Whole Planet Foundation | Dispatch From the Field - Impact Dashboard Update

Serving the Unserved With Microcredit
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Thanks to our microfinance partners around the globe who are working diligently daily to serve the world's poorest people, the average first microloan size we fund decreased over several fiscal quarters from $187 to $184 then $182 to now $180. What does this signify? That our partners continue to serve the unserved and that Whole Planet Foundation funds have created 15 million opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs to lift themselves and their family members  out of poverty.

15 Whole Kids Foundation® Supplier Partners Contribute Over $950K to Kids’ Nutrition and Health

Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raises more than $3.5M
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AUSTIN, Texas, December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced the 2017 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raised $3,542,448, with 15 supplier partners investing more than $950,000 to support children’s nutrition and health.

Englewood Square Celebrates 1st Year: 'We Are Growing Something Good'

By Andrea V. Watson, DNAinfo
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ENGLEWOOD — Whole Foods and Englewood Square marked its first anniversary in Englewood Monday with a big celebration featuring the mayor, aldermen and local entrepreneurs.

“It’s a good day for me,” said Ald. Toni Foulkes (16th). “I’ve been walking these streets since I was seven.”

“I know that JoAnn is watching,” Foulkes said about the late Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th), who had the vision for Englewood Square.  

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In Keney Park, a 'Mobile Kitchen' Prepares to Roll Into Food Deserts

By Vinny Vella, Hartford Courant
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Herb Virgo’s vision arrived on four wheels, painted a yellow as bright as the future he hopes it’ll bring to the North End.

A Year in, Whole Foods' Englewood Project Still a Work in Progress

By Greg Trotter, Chicago Tribune
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Almost one year ago, the doors of Englewood’s Whole Foods Market swung open, the culmination of a bold plan to open an upscale grocery store in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods.

No “mission accomplished” banner has yet been hoisted at 63rd and Halsted.

Local Organization Rolls Out a Mobile Kitchen in Efforts to Bring Health to Hartford

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HARTFORD – Eating healthy can be costly but not doing so can come at a cost to your health.

Since many in Hartford don’t have access to food, a local organization plans to bring it to the city’s poorest areas.

Hartford native Herb Virgo is the behind the plan to turn an old school bus into a kitchen on wheels, to bring cooking classes and healthy food to the food deserts of Hartford.

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Perseverence Pays Off in Huehuetenango

Meet Microentrepreneurs in the Highlands of Guatemala
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Hiball Energy, IZZE, Naked Juice, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Reserveage, Seventh Generation, and Surya Brasil met in Guatemala to witness microcredit in action.  Together these companies have contributed $1.9 million to Whole Planet Foundation in support of impoverished entrepreneurs like the women pictured here in Huehuetenango.  

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