Whole Foods Awards Grants for 500 School Salad Bars

12 Feb

Pretty cool news here. Thanks to extremely generous support from their customers, Whole Foods Market has awarded grants for more than 500 salad bars to schools across America.

At the start of the campaign, Whole Foods hoped to raise $750,000 for the project. Customers responded with extreme generousity and donated more than $1.4 million. They then partnered with Chef Ann Cooper and awarded the grants.

The company is also a founding partner of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools, which hopes to provide 5,000 salad bars to schools by 2013. Currently, just one percent of adolescents gets the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily.

Salad bars in schools.

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