Whole Foods Market Customers Deposit Nearly $10K in Chester County Food Bank

Food bank volunteers form the Whole Foods Market in Devon last Spring.
Volunteers from the Whole Foods Market in Devon help the Food Bank portion out vegetables.
More than just money: employees at the Whole Foods Market in Devon also give their team to Chester County Food Bank.

The spirit of giving in Chester County last month deposited nearly $10,000 into the Chester County Food Bank to help neighbors refill their pantries with wholesome food for 2016.

Customers at the Whole Foods Market in Devon and Wynnewood left $9,527.39 in monetary contributions at the checkout through the national Feed 4 More donation program.

“It is wonderful to have partners like Whole Foods Market who share the same values and commitment to supporting our community by providing healthy, nutritious food to our neighbors in need,” Executive Director Larry Welsch said.

The gift comes bagged with previous donations of Whole Foods Market staff members’ generous volunteerism and corporate food donations valued at more than $45,000 since 2012.

Beyond the Food Bank’s regular distribution of 2.65 million pounds of food to 40 Chester County food cupboards and 80 other hunger relief and social service organizations, the Whole Foods Market deposit will help support programs like the backpack program that packs food bags into 2,000 backpacks that go out monthly to 25 school and after-school programs, as well as help bring a harvest of fresh produce to local communities that lack sufficient access to fresh, affordable food through the seasonal Fresh2You Mobile Market.

“The funds donated will have a big impact for the tens of thousands of men, women and children in Chester County that struggle with hunger and food insecurity,” the Food Bank stated.



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