Whole Foods Market Hosts Community Giving Day to Benefit Central Texas Food Bank

On Thursday, October 17th, 5% of Net Sales in Austin-area Whole Foods Market Stores Will Go Toward Fighting Hunger

Austin, TX, October 10, 2019 –Whole Foods Market and the Central Texas Food Bank announced today that Thursday, October 17th, will be Community Giving Day at Austin-area Whole Foods Market stores. On that day, all five Austin Whole Foods Market locations will be donating five percent of the day's net sales to the Central Texas Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger relief organization.

The anticipated funds contributed to the Food Bank will support a variety of programs that provide nutritious food to children, families, veterans and older adults in need.

“Hunger is a serious issue here in Central Texas, where one in every five children can’t be sure where their next meal will come from,” said Derrick Chubbs, President and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “That’s why we’re so excited to partner with Whole Foods Market for this day of giving. All donations will help us provide nourishing meals for the nearly 46,000 Central Texans who rely on the Food Bank each week.”

“Focusing this quarterly Community Giving Day on helping the Central Texas Food Bank fight hunger is an exciting way to highlight our commitment to our community,” said Jessica Johnson-Keller, Southwest Regional Vice President  at Whole Foods Market. “It’s so easy to participate in this great cause – all folks have to do is come in and fill their grocery cart. As they do their weekly shopping, they’ll be fighting hunger right here in Austin.”

Shoppers can use their Whole Foods Market shopping trip to help fight hunger on Thursday, October 17th, at these five Austin-area stores:

Arbor Trails - 4301 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX 78749
Bee Cave - 12601 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Domain - 11920 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758
Gateway - 9607 Research Boulevard #300, Austin, TX 78759
Lamar - 525 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703


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