Raise a Bar to Community Health

Our friends at LÄRABAR are putting communities first as they help us to tackle tough food access barriers. Together, we’re helping to expand access to fresh, healthy food.

For every purchase made at Whole Foods Market, LÄRABAR will donate 10¢ per bar (including multipacks), up to $20,000, to Whole Cities Foundation to help make fresh, healthy food an option for all. Shop in-store or online from 4/7–4/20/21. Learn more.


Staying True to Whole Foods Market’s Core Values Through Community First Grants

The Community First Grant program supports Whole Foods Market Team Members engaged with nonprofits with programs focusing on long-term fresh, healthy food access creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system. Through the grant, Team Members are bringing to life Whole Foods Market’s Core Values as they work to make fresh and healthy food accessible to all in their community.

Thanks to Team Member nominations, Whole Cities Foundation has awarded 226 Community First Grant in more than 100 cities investing $1,260,000 since launching the program in 2016. Take a closer look at one dedicated Whole Foods Market store, Brooklyn’s Third and 3rd, that has secured 15 Community First Grants in five years.


Farmshare Austin: On the Forefront of Growing a Resilient Local Food Economy

Austin, Texas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., a hub for startups and innovation and touted for its quality of life. Yet, an estimated 18% of adults and 26% of kids in Travis County do not know where their next meal is coming from due to historical policies and practices that have undermined Black and Latinx Austinites’ economic success and inclusion for decades.

Enter Farmshare Austin, a community-led nonprofit that embodies the city’s entrepreneurial spirit in their mission to grow a healthy local food community.

Take a virtual field trip with the Farmshare team and see how they are working to build a healthy local food community.


Healthy Food for All Podcast

Hear from Whole Cities Foundation community partners, Footprint Farms and Newark Science and Sustainability, to learn about healthy food access and find out what happens when everyone has a seat at the fresh, healthy food table.


Discover Spring Recipes

Scroll through some of our favorite plant-based recipes inspired by springtime veggies.

Serve your favorite healthy salad dressing on the side of this giant salad featuring colorful veggies with hearty beans and seeds.

Combine the flavors of two popular Middle Eastern dips (baba ghanouj and hummus) in this tasty puree. Serve with raw veggies or spread on whole grain crackers.

These rolls use collard leaves as sturdy wrappers for rich cashew spread, brown rice, and raw veggies.

Asparagus is an easy-to-make side dish, and this recipe adds a bright, lemon flavor.

These omelet muffins are packed with veggies, making them a handy, healthy choice for breakfasts, lunches and snacks. This recipe is a good way to use up small amounts of vegetables you may have on hand.

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