Whole Foods helps local schools

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

Grocery shoppers had the chance to support a local school system Tuesday.

Whole Foods is dedicating five percent of Tuesday's profits to the Mishawaka Education Foundation. The foundation provides funding for various projects that the regular school budget cannot cover.

One such goal is to install wireless internet in all the school buildings, but the foundation also helps with smaller projects like classroom grants and student competition funding.

“We got the word out to all our parents, and I’ve been greeting people and thanking them today for shopping for Mishawaka schools,” said Jane Wright, executive director of the foundation. “They said it was the first chance they had to come in the store, so I think it is a win-win.”

Members of the Mishawaka High School football team were on hand to help bag and load groceries.

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