Join Tasting Table® and Support the Fight Against World Poverty During Whole Planet Foundation®'s Five-Week Fund-Raising Campaign
Tasting Table to Donate $1 to Whole Foods Market®'s Nonprofit for Every New Subscriber During Annual Prosperity Campaign to Help Alleviate Poverty Across the Globe
New York, NY (February 22, 2012)--For the third consecutive year, Tasting Table is joining forces with Whole Foods Market and its nonprofit, Whole Planet Foundation, to raise funds for microcredit loans in developing countries around the world.
From February 21 through March 31, 2012, Tasting Table will donate $1 to Whole Planet Foundation during its 2012 Prosperity Campaign for every new subscriber who signs up to receive its free daily epicurean emails at TastingTable.com/wholefoods.
"Kudos to Tasting Table for making it easy for shoppers to make a real, lasting impact on someone's life," said Philip Sansone, president and executive director for Whole Planet Foundation. "We're so grateful for their ongoing support."
In 2010, the partnership with Tasting Table was the first of its kind for the foundation during its annual Prosperity Campaign. Through the five-week awareness and fundraiser, Whole Planet Foundation invites Whole Foods Market shoppers to visit their local store to partake in one of hundreds of benefit events or donate directly to the foundation at store checkouts and online at wholeplanetfoundation.org. One hundred percent of customer donations go directly to funding microlending projects, supporting the foundation's mission to create economic partnerships with the poor in developing-world communities that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.
"We are proud to partner with Whole Planet Foundation for a third consecutive year as it is a cause Tasting Table supports wholeheartedly," said Geoff Bartakovics, CEO of Tasting Table.
To learn more about Tasting Table and Whole Planet Foundation's 2012 Prosperity Campaign, visit tastingtable.com/wholefoods.
ABOUT WHOLE PLANET FOUNDATION®
Founded in 2005, Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market foundation that funds poverty alleviation worldwide where the company sources products. The nonprofit's mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. As of December 2011, Whole Planet Foundation is funding microlending programs through microfinance institution partners in 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the U.S., supporting over one million people with a chance for a better life. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $26.5 million and disbursed more than $15.5 million through microlending partners worldwide. Learn more and donate online at www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.
ABOUT WHOLE FOODS MARKET®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America's first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named "America's Healthiest Grocery Store" by Health magazine. The company's motto, "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet"TM captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company's more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America by FORTUNE magazine for 14 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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