Five percent of your grocery bill can grow a garden on June 29, 2016.
This month, Whole Foods Market’s three locations in Westchester County are partnering with the Friends of Rye Nature Center to raise awareness on gardening and the importance of pollination. On June 29, grocery shoppers in Port Chester, White Plains and Yonkers Whole Foods Market stores will help support the Nature Center’s gardens as 5% of their grocery bills will be donated to the not-for-profit.
“Whole Foods Westchester is raising awareness about the importance of pollination and gardens throughout the community,” says executive director, Christine Siller. “Their support of our gardens will help us educate even more people on what they can do to help the pollination process. Together we are taking steps to help people take action.”
Whole Foods Market created 5% Days to give back to local communities through support of nonprofit organizations whose programs directly benefit the communities surrounding their stores. Four times a year, Whole Foods selects an organization to receive 5% of the store’s net sales on a particular day.
Friends of Rye Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education and conservation organization whose programs encourage the protection of our natural resources and promote environmental awareness in Rye and surrounding communities. For more information about the organization’s programs and mission, visit www.ryenaturecenter.org.