Shoppers at Whole Foods Market stores in Fairfield County and Milford will contribute to a great community cause. Five percent of the net sales at each of those stores will go directly to support the Norwalk-based Stepping Stones Museum for Children's award-winning educational programs, exhibits and experiences. In particular, this year's donation will help Stepping Stones with the launch of the Norwalk Foodshedinitiative, which will help support equal access to fresh, healthy foods for all members of our community while providing important wellness and nutritional messaging as well. The participating Whole Foods Market stores are located in Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, Westport and Milford.
When Whole Foods Market customers stock up on grocery items, they will help support the combination of creative, play-driven learning and kid-powered fun that is the hallmark of Stepping Stones. "We encourage our community members to take this wonderful opportunity to shop at Whole Foods Market and select the delicious and healthy food choices available to them, while supporting our amazing museum!" says Rhonda Kiest, President and CEO of Stepping Stones. "We are very grateful for Whole Foods Market and to everyone that embraces our important mission to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities for our community's children and enhance their understanding of the world. We also thank the company for its support of our Foodshed initiative, which will help the museum teach the young members of our community how to make positive, sustainable choices about their health."