23 Massachusetts Whole Foods Market Locations Will Donate 5% of One-Day Sales to Local Nonprofit, ChopChop Kids

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Nonprofit children's media and nutrition education organization will be the designated community partner for Whole Foods Market 5% Day on March 7, 2017

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We are proud to be able to support the great work they do to promote our shared mission of advancing healthy eating education in the communities we serve.

On March 7, 2017, ChopChop Kids, the non-profit publisher of the award-winning ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, will be the designated community partner for a Whole Foods Market 5% Day at 23 store locations throughout Massachusetts. Five percent of the day’s net sales in those 23 stores will be donated to ChopChop to support its mission to inspire and teach children and families to cook and eat real food together.

“ChopChop is thrilled to have been selected by Whole Foods Market as the recipient of a 5% Day,” said Sally Sampson, Founder and President of ChopChop Kids. “ChopChop and Whole Foods Market share similar core values, including promoting health through healthy eating education. We look forward to using the 5% Day contribution toward cooking classes at our new Test Kitchen and getting ChopChop’s message of cooking and eating real food together to families who need it most.”

ChopChop is encouraging Massachusetts’s residents to “ShopShop for ChopChop” on March 7th. ChopChop staff and volunteers will be at select locations to answer questions, hand out free samples, recipes and magazines. There will also be family-friendly activities, including a scavenger hunt to help customers stock their pantry, and a chance to be a model in an upcoming issue of ChopChop.

“ChopChop is such a fun and informative resource for families in Massachusetts,” said Laura Derba, President of Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic region. “We are proud to be able to support the great work they do to promote our shared mission of advancing healthy eating education in the communities we serve.”

Participating Whole Foods Market Stores:

808 Mass Ave.    

1028 Beacon St.    

Cambridge—River St
340 River St.    

94 Derby St.

Boston—Charles River Plaza
181 Cambridge St.    

15 Washington St.    

51 Austin St.    

Jamaica Plain
413 Centre St.

Boston—South End
348 Harrison Ave.

Cambridge—Fresh Pond
200 Alewife Brook Pkwy.    

300 Legacy Place    

2151 Mystic Valley Pkwy.

15 Westland Ave.    

Cambridge—Prospect St
115 Prospect St.    

575 Worcester Rd.    

880 Main St.

916 Walnut St.    

647 Washington St.    

45 Beacon St.    

442 Washington St.

160 Littleton Rd.    

South Weymouth
35 Pleasant St.    

400 Cambridge Rd.    

About ChopChop
ChopChop Kids, Inc, a 501(c)(3), mission is to inspire and teach children and families to cook and eat real food together. ChopChop is the nonprofit publisher of ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, an award-winning quarterly food magazine. ChopChop was named the 2013 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, and is the only non-profit publication to win the award. ChopChop is also the recipient of a coveted gold award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys— the only cooking magazine ever to win this designation. ChopChop also publishes ChopChop’s WIC Edition, a special edition quarterly magazine for low-income pregnant and post-partum women and their infants and children up to five years old. And most recently, ChopChop publishes Seasoned, Real Food for Healthy Living at 50+, a cooking magazine for older adults. To learn more about ChopChop's mission, please visit http://www.chopchopmag.org. Follow ChopChop on Twitter at @ChopChopMag, on Facebook at facebook.com/ChopChopMagazine or on Pinterest at pinterest/ChopChopMag.

About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, team member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 85,000 team members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2015, the company had sales of more than $15.4 billion and currently has more than 435 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more company news and information, please visit media.wfm.com.

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