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Whole Foods opens; hosts community giving days over next five weeks

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– Whole Foods Market Fort Worth held its grand opening this morning. As part of the grand opening, the new store will host five community giving days over the next five weeks as part of their commitment to supporting the local community, and to celebrate the opening of their first Fort Worth store. One percent of net sales on designated community giving days will benefit the following Dallas-Fort Worth area nonprofit organizations:

Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

This natural area with 3,600 acres of forests, prairies, wetlands and hiking trails allows visitors to step back in time and enjoy nature. Home to numerous wildlife species and Broadview Park, Fort Worth Nature Center is a source of community educational resources and programs.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Fort Worth Food & Wine Foundation

Fort Worth Food & Wine Foundation raises funds for local grant programs and culinary scholarships. The organization has awarded more $70,000 in scholarships to local culinary students who have demonstrated commitment, character and need.

Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Trinity Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The local affiliate serves Tarrant, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties and works to build and renovate affordable homes, as well as advocating for those in need of decent housing.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Saving Hope

Saving Hope Foundation works to end animal abuse, neglect and overpopulation in the community. The organization emphasizes pet adoption, education on spaying and neutering, and economic hardship assistance to help keep pets with their families.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Performing Arts of Fort Worth

The Children’s Education Program provides arts education for students and educators in Bass Performance Hall, which serves as a classroom for a variety of enrichment programs, including music camps for children, free and discounted performances, and teacher workshops.

“We’re thrilled to open Whole Foods Market’s first Fort Worth location,” said Dennis Berryman, the store’s team leader. “We’ve had a wonderful time getting to know these organizations, and we invite the Fort Worth community to join us in supporting them over the next five weeks!”

Shoppers will have the opportunity to meet the nonprofits at the store and learn more about their impact throughout the area.

Details and updates are available at wholefoodsmarket.com/fortworth and facebook.com/wholefoodsdfw.

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