Shop at Whole Foods River Forest on April 6th and Support Root-Riot

Root-Riot Urban Garden Network was chosen by Whole Foods Market to be the recipient of their Community Support Days.

On Wednesday April 6th, 5% of the gross sales at the Whole Foods Market in River Forest will be donated to Root-Riot.

We are requesting that you encourage everyone you know to shop at the River Forest Whole Foods on that day. The more people who shop, the more funds we can raise. We invite you to spread the word about this to everyone you know who lives or works in our area.

The money raised will be used to fund a range of planned projects at both Root-Riot Harambee and Root-Riot Madison St gardens.

“Whole Foods Market River Forest is excited to announce that Root-Riot will be the recipient of our next Community Support Day,” explains Julia Evans, Marketing & Community Relations Specialist at the store. “Root-Riot is planting seeds of change in the Oak Park and Austin communities. The important work they are doing to unite neighbors and promote urban agriculture aligns with our company’s commitment to our local community and the environment.”

Community Support Days, also known as 5% Days, are one meaningful way that Whole Foods Market River Forest gives back. Once a quarter, the store selects a local organization to be the recipient of a Community Support Day in which 5% of that day’s sales are donated to the benefiting organization. Customers can show their support simply by shopping at Whole Foods Market River Forest on that day.

Volunteer Opportunity

Whole Foods will have a table with Root-Riot Urban Garden Network materials and has also invited people from either garden to come out to the River Forest store and be available to share about Root-Riot with their customers.

Contact Info: For more information about community giving and Whole Foods Market River Forest, email


2 thoughts on “Shop at Whole Foods River Forest on April 6th and Support Root-Riot

  1. Seeds of Change is giving away 25 packets of organic seeds for $4.99 (the cost of shipping and handling). You don’t get to choose which seeds, but this is an awesome deal!

    See you in the Garden…


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