As a Whole Foods Market Team Member, you have limitless opportunities to give back to the community. From participating in "5% Days" in stores all the way to flying across the world to help people in need, we empower you to make an impact.
We’re part of the local community. Each store donates food to area food banks and shelters. Several times a year, we have “5% Days” where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. And of course, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for local non-profits.
Whole Planet Foundation funds poverty alleviation worldwide where we source store products. Their mission is to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As a Team Member, you can give a portion of each paycheck to this foundation and even become eligible to travel to areas all over the world to have a hands-on volunteer experience with our Team Member Volunteer Program.
Whole Kids Foundation is focused on improving the lives of children in school. They provide schools with salad bars for healthier eating, subsidize school gardens and offer cooking and nutrition education for teachers and staff. As a Team Member, you can help grow the foundation through paycheck donations each pay period.
Whole Cities Foundation is a foundation focused on bringing quality food to cities in need. Whether that’s creating food access solutions, building partnerships with community leaders or even leading healthy eating classes, Whole Cities jumpstarts communities. As a Team Member, you can give a portion of each paycheck to this foundation.
Quality standards don’t just apply to our products. We hold our buildings to the highest standards possible. Reuse, reduce and recycle is a way of life, and we harness alternative energy to offset electricity use in of our stores. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.