Whole Foods presented a check for $10,348.92 to People’s Resource Center (PRC) on Valentine’s Day at Whole Foods located at 151 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton.
The store raised funds through two programs: Bag Hunger program and One Dime at a Time. Every time a customer brought his or her own reusable bags, Whole Foods Market gave a refund of 10 cents per bag. The customer could then donate that dime to a designated local charity. In addition, Whole Foods’ personnel asked for cash donations as well as non-perishable food for the PRC food pantry.
To thank the store, staff members from PRC gave out valentines on Tuesday, Feb. 14, to Whole Foods customers.
“We are so grateful to Whole Foods and its customers,” said Kim Perez, PRC executive director. “The store’s partnership in our community work is helping us to keep up with the growing challenges faced by our neighbors.”
“PRC is near and dear to our hearts,” said Carrie McKenzie-Bush, Marketing and Community Relations of Whole Foods. “It benefits so many peoples’ lives in the community in which we work and live. Our shoppers are passionate about PRC’s cause, and it showed in our fundraising efforts.”
Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. With a team of over 1,000 volunteers, we offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. And we connect people with resources—education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all.
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