Whole Foods fundraisers net $200,000 for food banks

01/29/2013 03:46:00 PM
Pamela Riemenschneider

Whole Foods Market Inc. released the results from December fundraisers at its eight North Texas stores, netting nearly $200,000 for area food banks.

The six Dallas-area stores benefitted the North Texas Food Bank’s “Food 4 Kids” program, raising a total of $158,285, while the Fairview store raised $18,527 for the Allen Community Outreach food pantry, and the Arlington store raised $15,908 for the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

“The holiday season can be tough for us from a fundraising perspective, and we are thankful to Whole Foods Market for their continuous efforts,” said Jan Pruitt, president and chief executive officer of the North Texas Food Bank, in a news release.

The “Giving Tree” campaign was created in 2006 by the Austin, Texas-based retailer, in partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. It has raised $438,335 for the food bank since its inception.



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