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125 Advocates Join the Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

City of Austin, Texas Proclaims October 25th, 2018 as Poverty Is Unnecessary Day
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The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund members donating $25,000 each to alleviate global poverty, and the 

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

Partners commit $200,000 to alleviate global poverty through microcredit
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This October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission.  In 2005, Whole Foods Market® launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation in communities around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund partners, who collectively are committed to donating $200,000 to alleviate poverty through microloans, and culminates in the foundation’s signature event of the year on October 25, known as Poverty is Unnecessary Da

Whole Kids Foundation Funds 30 New Bee Grants for Schools & Non-Profits with Inaugural Give Bees a Chance Fundraising Campaign

Grants support children's education and awareness about the vital role that bees play in our food system
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AUSTIN, Texas, August 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised more than $60,000 to fund 30 new educational bee programs through the first Give Bees a Chance campaign during June’s National Pollinator Month. Grant recipients cover 23 states, providing educational opportunities around science, ecology, nutrition and agriculture for 15,574 students. 

VIDEO | Whole Foods Market Surprises Downtown Shoppers on International Women's Day

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A flash mob took over the Whole Foods Market on South Lamar for a good cause.

The flash mob was held in honor of International Women’s Day on Thursday, and it caught some lunch time shoppers by surprise.

“I didn't know what I was going to get for lunch, so I was just thinking about that and when I heard the music I thought this was an event for South by [Southwest],” said Gabrielle Orlando, a Whole Foods Market shopper. “I saw everyone surrounding it and got sucked in."

Whole Planet Foundation Salutes Hall of Fame Members

Annual Prosperity Campaigns Fueled by Their Dedication
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Whole Planet Foundation thrives because of the support of amazing volunteers, fundraisers, and advocates who generously contribute to its mission to alleviate global poverty, especially during the Annual Prosperity Campaign each March.

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Prosperity Campaign in Whole Foods Market

Partners Commit $1.2 Million for Microcredit
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On March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $3 million to increase the foundation’s current reach of 72 countries and 16 U.S. cities. 

Whole Planet Foundation Celebrates 12th Anniversary With Poverty Is Unnecessary Benefit & Live Auction

Poverty is Unnecessary events to spotlight 2017 donors
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On October 25, Whole Foods Market will celebrate the 12th anniversary of Whole Planet Foundation, the company’s nonprofit dedicated to global poverty alleviation.  Poverty is Unnecessary Day marks the launch of the foundation in 2005 to alleviate poverty around the world where the company sources products. Joining this effort are Poverty is Unnecessary Fund® partners, who collectively are committed to donating $300,000 this year.

Whole Cities Fast Facts

Whole Cities Foundation collaborates with community-led initiatives to broaden access to fresh, healthy food and high quality nutrition education.
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Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market in 2014, partners with U.S. neighborhood efforts to build thriving local food systems and grow community health. 

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Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market in 2014, partners with U.S. neighborhood efforts to build thriving local food systems and grow community health. 

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

529 New School Gardens Funded by Whole Kids Foundation®

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced 529 new school garden grant recipients and 93 extended learning garden grant recipients. The recipients cover 50 U.S. states, nine Canadian provinces and the U.S. Virgin Islands, providing educational opportunities around agriculture, ecology, nutrition and business for 437,850 students.

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