Whole Foods donates proceeds today to anti-poverty program

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Whole Foods in Reno has announced it will donate 5% of total sales Thursday, January 11 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to support the anti-poverty program, Getting Ahead. The Getting Ahead program is a multi-week course for people who are living with chronic instability and poverty. Getting Ahead is an intensive course that offers participants the tools to identify and develop the eleven resources needed to create family stability. Graduates receive ongoing support through monthly meetings, continuing education, and personal connections with allies.

“Our team at Whole Foods is inspired to support a program that addresses the root causes of hunger in our community,” said Janet Kurvers, Whole Foods Store Team Leader. “We are already partners with the Food Bank in their mission to feed the hungry every day and we are excited to support this aspect as well.”

To help spread the word about the 5% Whole Foods Day, several Food Bank of Northern Nevada employees and Getting Ahead graduates will pass out flyers in the store Wednesday, January 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is serving 95,000 people each month and delivered more than 14.1 million meals to families in northern Nevada last year. The Whole Foods 5% day is a great way to support the second half of the mission of the Food Bank, which is to solve hunger for tomorrow through community partnership.