Shop Whole Foods and Support the Organic School Project

April 20, 2007

by Tara Kennon, HSC Writer & Publications Coordinator

We’re always happy for the opportunity to support Greg Christian and his wonderful Organic School Project. And, we’re always happy for another reason to pick up some tasty, healthy food.

Next week, we get to do both: On Wednesday, April 25, Whole Foods Markets of Chicago will host a Community Support Day with 5 percent of all purchases donated to Organic School Project, which brings fresh, healthy, organically grown food to Chicago schoolchildren.

Children in three Chicago pilot schools grow their own organic veggies in neighborhood gardens through the Organic School Project’s work to help children see the connections between the food they eat and the way that food is grown.

Just shop at one of the three area Whole Foods on April 25 and 5 percent of your purchase will automatically go toward supporting the Organic School Project — no need to bring or mention anything at the checkout.

Participating Chicago-area Whole Foods markets are located at 1000 W. North Avenue (Lincoln Park); 3300 N. Ashland Avenue (Lakeview); and 30 W. Huron Street (Gold Coast).

HSC works with Greg on the Chicago School Food Collaborative, in which local charter schools are pioneering new ways of delivering healthier food to their students. Greg’s remarkable energy, unique perspective and complete dedication to bringing truly healthy food to school cafeterias is already making a real difference for children’s health.