The new Whole Foods Market in Exton is set to open on Thursday, Jan. 18, and it’s kicking things off with a promotion that will benefit its community partners, particularly the Chester County Food Bank, writes Emily Kovach for the Food Bank.
During the next week leading up to its grand opening, Whole Foods is teaming up with a number of local organizations and food-focused businesses to give away Mystery Gift Cards. These secret savings cards are Whole Foods gift cards loaded with amounts anywhere between $5 and $100. You won’t find out how much your card is worth until you’re checking out at the register.
These Mystery Gift Cards are only valid from Jan. 18-Feb. 4.
On Monday, Jan. 15, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, from 9 AM-4 PM, drop off a food donation at the Chester County Food Bank and pick up a Mystery Gift Card.
Food insecurity continues as an issue for many in the community all year long. Deep winter can be especially tough for families and seniors, whose costs of living can dramatically increase as heating bills go up.
The Food Bank’s most-needed items are nonperishable goods, such as canned tuna, canned chicken, canned fruit, peanut butter, beans, and cereal. (Please, no homemade goods, glass jars, or expired food.)
Once you’ve dropped off your donation, you’re invited to stay and enjoy on-site kids’ activities and snacks from the Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value brand.
Also, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Food Bank will be the recipient of Whole Foods Market’s Five Percent Day, when five percent of the day’s sales will be donated to the Food Bank. Some of the Food Bank’s crew will be at the store, along with programming and kids’ activities throughout the day.
“Chester County Food Bank’s work to combat hunger by providing access to real and healthy food aligns well with Whole Foods Market’s core values,” said Alison Marcantuno, the Exton store’s team leader.
“We are excited to help raise money to support their important mission, and hope the community will shop with us on Jan. 24!”