Whole Foods Market stores across the country are joining up with families in their community to celebrate a Kids’ Day of Service Project from September 1- 14. Whole Foods Market Santa Barbara invites families to participate in the action right in their backyards.

What: Kids and families join up with Whole Foods Market Team Members for a two-hour volunteer project with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara and its Backyard Bounty Program. The Backyard Bounty Proram is a gleaning program that collects the extra food growing in local backyards for distribution to 300 nonprofit partners and nutrition programs. Afterwards, Whole Foods Market will provide a salad lunch for participating volunteers. To sign up, visit this Eventbrite page www.wfmbackyardbounty.eventbrite.com.

When: Saturday, September 14th / 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: Project begins at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

Lunch will be served starting at 12:30PM at the Foodbank Warehouse location, 4554 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

Why: Servings its communities is a core value for Whole Foods Market, and getting a chance to team up with customers and other community members to give back is all the more important. These hands-on volunteer opportunities help connect local families and Whole Foods Market Team Members with the community and also provide a chance for access to and discussions about healthy food and eating habits.

For questions or hi-res photos, contact Rae van Seenus, Marketing Supervisor at rae.vanseenus@wholefoods.com


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