The Whole Foods Market in Wynnewood is holding a special 5 Percent Day on Thursday, Jan. 9 to benefit the Narberth Community Food Bank. Throughout the entirety of the day, the market will donate 5 percent of all its sales to the food bank.
The event is expected to raise approximately $4,000 based upon previous 5 Percent Days held to benefit other area non-profits.
“(The market and the food bank) have a special relationship and it makes me very proud to work for Whole Foods Market,” said Ruth Harp, Marketing Team Leader with Whole Foods Market. “We do our best to utilize our resources to help people who are hungry.”
While the two entities have worked together before on numerous occasions (Whole Foods Market donates foodstuffs to the bank each Tuesday) this will be the first time that Whole Foods Market has been able to donate money directly to the food bank because the bank has recently attained a 501c3 non-profit designation.
Harp said that Whole Foods Market is happy to have community organizations to support, and is encouraging other 501c3 non-profits interested in having a 5 Percent Day held for their group to fill out an application at the store.
Wynnewood Whole Foods Market is located at 339 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096 and can be reached at phone at (610) 896-3737.
The Narberth Community Food Bank is located at 201 Sabine Avenue in Narberth (the old Narberth school building on the corner of N. Essex Ave. and Sabine Ave. The entrance is on the Sabine Avenue side of the building) and can be reached by phone at 484-278-4579 or by email at email@example.com.