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Commack Whole Foods Raises Money For Local Mental Health Non-Profit

Written by Meg Parisi  |  30. May 2019

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) announced that it received 5 percent of net sales from Whole Foods Market's Commack store this past April as part of the company's annual Community Giving Days. The funds will be dedicated to expanding and improving the agency's Chemical Free Garden, which grows vegetables, herbs, and fruit. 

 

Each week during the growing season, fresh, organic produce is harvested and donated to Charlotte's Table, MHAW's choice-based food pantry, which is open to the public to all who are in need.

 

The April Community Giving Day initiative is Community Food that focus on organizations, partnerships, projects, and events that leverage food to strengthen communities through economic growth, sustainable sourcing, environmental stewardship, and powerful collaborations.

 

More than 500 Whole Foods Market locations participated in Community Giving Day by donating to organizations, projects, and programs that support the mission of strengthening communities through food.

 

For 39 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world's leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, visit here.

 

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Ronkonkoma, NY, provides programs, services, and advocacy for people facing mental health challenges with an enhanced focus on serving military Veterans.

MHAW is committed to the core practice values of empowerment, hope, opportunity, and cultural competence.

 

All of the agency's direct service workers are trained in the importance of addressing health from trauma-informed and whole person perspectives with enriched understanding of the social and economic conditions that contribute to physical and mental health and substance abuse. To learn more about the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, visit here.

 

 

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