Whole Foods Market Ann Arbor Hosts Kids Day of Service
Area children and families team up with Ann Arbor’s Whole Foods Market stores as part of 19,000 person service effortKids Day of Service benefits Growing Hope
What: Children, families and community members from the greater Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area are joining together with Whole Foods Market Ann Arbor team members in a show of volunteer support for Growing Hope.
Volunteers of all ages will help prepare the Growing Hope gardens for the cool winter months. Following a brief tour of Growing Hope, volunteer activities will range from thinning the rain garden and painting, to weeding and composting. A salad lunch, provided by Whole Kids Foundation, will conclude the event.
Located in Ypsilanti, Growing Hope is a not-for-profit dedicated to helping people improve their lives and their communities through gardening and healthy food access.
Event registration and information can be found at: http://wholefoodsmarketgrowinghope-eac2.eventbrite.com/
This local effort is part of a first-time, nationwide Whole Foods Market Kids Day of Service initiative. Nationally, the grocer’s program runs September 1-14, and it is anticipated that 19,000 children and adults will volunteer during this two-week period.
When: Saturday, September 14
- 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Growing Hope tour and volunteer activities
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lunch
Where: Growing Hope, 922 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 73,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2012, the company had sales of $11.7 billion and currently has more than 340 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market operates two stores in Ann Arbor: 3135 Washtenaw Ave. and 990 W Eisenhower Parkway.
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