"We prioritize support for non-profits (501 c 3) that focus their improvement on our community, health, youth, and or that serve our education system. We prioritize our giving to organizations that operate within the same neighborhoods and communities as our business - the Woodstock area which includes the towns of Pomfret, Barnard, Reading, Bridgewater and Woodstock. "
Hunger for Harvest, our signature philanthropic program is still ongoing! Please give generously at our registers!! It's a FRESH PRODUCE initiative where we match all giving at our registers and then purchase FRESH PRODUCE for the Reading Windsor Food Shelf and the Woodstock Area Community Food Shelf!!
Our goal for the holidays was $1,000--we met that on December 12th! We then upped it to $1,500! We are close--$1,400 as of January 9th!! CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY CAMPAIGNS TO DATE!!
Please see our HARVEST FOR HUNGER PAGE for more details.
Steps for WFM Giving
Rooted in Woodstock
Why do we give? Because it's the right thing to do.
We feel compelled to help others, especially those that have less than we do. And we're committed to making a positive mark on our community. Besides our giving mantra being to help everyone eat better tasting food and more nutritious food, we actively contribute time, money, energy and information so we can make this great town where we live and play even better. And our staff is committed to serving in our community: on non-profit boards, coaching team sports and in community organizations like the Chamber of Commerce.
We have been around for a long time and plan to continue to build worthwhile, long lasting relationships within our community. It's a huge part of who we are as a business and as a community leader.
We prioritize support for non-profits (501 c 3) that focus their improvement of community, health, youth, and or serve our education system. We prioritize our giving to organizations that operate within the same neighborhoods and communities as our business - the Woodstock area which includes the towns of Pomfret, Barnard, Reading, Bridgewater and Woodstock.
Recent Community Giving:
BYOB: AS OF APRIL 2017 (12 MONTHS) FARMERS' CUSTOMERS HAVE USED 47% LESS BAGS THAN THE SAME TIME PERIOD LAST YEAR. THAT'S 66,300 LESS PAPER BAGS. AND WE HAVE COLLECTED NEARLY $3,000 FOR THE WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY FOOD SHELF FROM THE PURCHASE OF PAPER BAGS. THESE MONIES ARE EARMARKED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURCHASE OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR THOSE IN NEED.
THAT'S STUNNING!! WAY TO GO COMMUNITY!!