After Whole Foods partnered with Gateway Greening for Chefs in a Garden gala, in 2017, Whole Foods found themselves engrossed in Gateway Greening’s mission and was inspired to do more to impact food access issues in our community. Whole Foods Market decided Gateway Greening was the perfect fit for the One Dime at a Time program.
Whole Foods Market offers customers the option to donate $0.10 bag credit to Gateway Greening during the months of April, May, and June. Donations will be provided by Whole Foods Town and Country and Whole Foods Brentwood. Whole Foods has also agreed to provide reusable bags at all upcoming Gateway Greening workshops and events, through their Better Bags program.
“Gateway Greening is excited about the partnership with Whole Foods as part of their One Dime at a Time program. Whole Foods have been a partner with Gateway Greening over the years, and their support is greatly appreciated.” said Matt Schindler, Executive Director of Gateway Greening.
Gateway Greening, a local nonprofit organization, educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. The support from Whole Foods and the St. Louis community will continue aiding over 200 community and school gardens in the St. Louis region, that can connect people to the land, to their food, and each other. Gateway Greening will participate in a number of in-store tabling’s and The Whole Foods Kids Club in both Brentwood on May 27th and June 3rd, and Town and Country store on April 28th, May 26th, and June 6th, from 10:00am-1:00pm.
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About Gateway Greening
Gateway Greening is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. Gateway Greening has been working to provide creative, grassroots solutions to urban problems since 1984. Programs include supporting more than 200 community and youth-focused gardens across the St. Louis area through educational opportunities, grants, and technical assistance; founding and providing ongoing material and educational support for community fruit and nut orchards; and Seed to STEM program which assists teachers in creating hands-on lessons in the school garden connected to federal education standards.
For more information on Gateway Greening and its programs visit www.gatewaygreening.org or call 314-588-9600.