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Whole Foods Market Union Station Serves Up Locally-Sourced Donation to DPS

Nov. 17, 2017

Contact: Jessie Smiley, Media Relations,

Giant $8,000 check gobbled up by students to support healthy school lunches

Denver – As Whole Foods Market celebrates its much-anticipated new flagship store at Union Station this week, they have graciously elected to donate 5% of Wednesday’s opening day sales to Denver Public Schools (DPS). The $8,000 donation will support DPS Food and Nutrition Services in continuing to serve heathy hot lunches every day to all students in every school.

On Friday, students and educators gathered at Trevista Elementary to accept the check from Whole Foods on behalf of DPS Food and Nutrition Services. Students from Ms. Wade’s fourth-grade class grinned and cheered as they posed with the oversized $8,000 check.

“That’s a lot of money,” exclaimed a fourth-grade student. “What a fun way to start Thanksgiving break!”

“We are so thankful for this generous donation,” said Food and Nutrition Services executive director Theresa Hafner. “This money will be so helpful in supporting the healthy scratch-made meals we serve our students. We look forward to continuing our wonderful partnership with Whole Foods Market.”