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Whole Foods Market Darien Holiday Giving Campaign Benefits Person-to-Person

Whole Foods Market in Darien since its opening has provided donations of cash and food to benefit P2P clients.
Whole Foods Market in Darien since its opening has provided donations of cash and food to benefit P2P clients. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Whole Foods Market in Darien raised more than $2,600 through a Giving Campaign for Person-to-Person's Darien Food Pantry.

The campaign during the holidays asked customers to make donations of $2, $5 or $10 to fund the purchase of such items as oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, soup and personal care products.

“Whole Foods Market Darien chose to aid Person-to-Person because we wanted to further our partnership,” said Store Team Leader Megan Neisser.

“We support them with bi-weekly pickups of perishable and non-perishable items that are used to help individuals and families in need. We felt this was another way we could increase our impact on our local community.”

P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher acknowledged the long-standing support of Whole Foods Market Darien.

“When the Market opened in May 2010, they hosted more than 2,000 guests at a preview benefit. One hundred percent of the $10 cash donation at the door went to P2P for the Emergency Assistance Program.”

According to Marketing Team Leader Lucia Albero, Whole Foods Market Darien is passionate about alleviating hunger.

“During the holiday season we wanted to make a difference in our local community and give to individuals and families in need. We chose Person-to-Person to donate to, because they have such a positive impact in our community, affecting over 24,000 people locally.”

“We appreciate this partnership with Whole Foods Market Darien and we are grateful to the customers who made donations,” said Maher.

“With the support of our neighbors, we are working to create hunger-free homes and stable communities.”

Person-to-Person Person-to-Person, Inc. was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in Lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services.

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