"It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s a proverb we think a lot about here at Whole Kids Foundation. Our mission to improve children’s nutrition and wellness only becomes a reality when we successfully partner with like-minded individuals, corporate and community partners and other nonprofits.

This September’s Growing Healthy Kids campaign goal is to raise $3.4 million. This significant sum will propel our work forward to have an even greater impact for local schools: Allowing us to fund 500 edible learning gardens, 400 salad bars, 100 new educational bee programs and support healthy teacher and staff programs.

There’s the potential to impact 575,000 more children!

These opportunities are made possible in big part thanks to our generous supporters like our 2019 Growing Healthy Kids campaign supplier partners, who are truly invested in supporting children’s nutrition and wellness.

Our Lead Sponsors include Annie’s, Honest Kids, Horizon Organic, Rainier Fruit, Spindrift, Stonyfield Organic and Tom’s of Maine.

Our Core Sponsors include Applegate, Back to Nature, Barbara’s Bakery, Clif Kid, Happy Family, Hippeas, KIND Snacks, Larabar, Once Upon a Farm, Orgain, Organic Valley and Plum Organics.

Because Whole Foods Market covers all of our operational costs, 100 percent of every dollar provided by our “village” directly supports our nutrition and wellness programs for kids.

And Whole Foods Market’s support extends even further. Since 2013, Team Members have been able to directly contribute a percentage of each paycheck to Whole Kids Foundation and many donate to our annual campaigns, too. Since we began in 2011, Team Members from across the US, Canada and the UK have donated more than $1.7 million to Whole Kids Foundation.

Ready to join our village of supporters to empower more kids to make healthier food choices?

Donate anytime during September’s Growing Healthy Kids campaign or make your dollars go twice as far between September 3 and 17, 2019 when Whole Foods Market doubles your donation at the register matching up to $1 million.

Together, we can create opportunities to connect kids to real food and teach them to love fresh, nutritious, whole foods.