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Whole Foods: We Will Not Create Fund for Use by JP Community Groups

Grocer says it will give to the community as it does in the rest of its stores across the country.

The following is a press release from Heather W. McCready, Public Relations Manager for Whole Foods Market, North Atlantic Region:

Whole Foods Market has a long history as responsible community partners, not only through our deeply rooted involvement with local programs and committees, but also through our extensive give-back programs. 

We are committed to having a dedicated community market liaison at each store location whose job is to work with local community groups and non-profit organizations.  Since January, 2011, Whole Foods Market has donated or promised more than $36,000 in monetary and food donations to JP community groups, schools and non-profit organizations, and this is just the beginning of our efforts as we are open to supporting any 501c3 that supports the causes that are important to Jamaica Plain’s residents.

The JPNC [Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council] recently requested that Whole Foods Market create a fund for use by JP community groups, which is a request that has never been made to any other retailer joining JP. Creating a fund for a specific community is not how we do business, nor have we ever found it necessary given our history of community involvement. Our outlook at this time has not changed, and we are now focusing 100% of our energy on opening our new store in Jamaica Plain.

Bill September 15, 2011 at 03:29 PM
@Carol, memorize this. Kein Gemüse für jene Menschen, müssen sie ihre eigenen gewachsen! Die Polizei wird sicherzustellen, dass sie nicht versuchen, alle zu erhalten!
WhoseFoods September 15, 2011 at 03:32 PM
What?! So they can be Wage Slaves with Medical Care, Personal Wellness Accounts, Dental Plans, Vision Plans, Health Care Reimbursement Accounts, Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Savings, Team Member Discounts, Paid Time Off, Gainsharing and Stock Option Plans??? Stock Option Plan SLAVES!
JP Pragmatist September 18, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Yhose guys are on a roll!! I was laughing so hard , I got a headache! Toooo funny. WHOSE - YOU are a riot. Seriously! Do you do stand up? You really should think about it. Quick, original, hysterical, soooo funny, such great satire. We need more of this to lighten the mood. JP was getting so depressing, I was regretting living here. Have you heard of Borowitz ? He's a comedian in NYC, so funny. He sends out brilliant jokes every few days. He's like Colbert and Maher. Keep the satire coming WHOSER - we really need it .. reminds me of that song .. ' what the world needs now is love sweet love ' instead: ' what JP needs now is humor sweet humor!' 8-]
Maura September 18, 2011 at 12:29 AM
JP Prag-this is why I asked (on some other Patch thread) Mr or Ms WhoseFood to take my hand in marriage. Alas, my overtures have been ignored. I may have to schlep out to the Dedham WFM to get some valerian root if I have any hope of getting to my distraught self to sleep tonight.
Bill September 18, 2011 at 12:39 AM
Whoose are you? Whoose, whoose whoose, whoose?

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