Hyde Square group gets Whole Foods donation

March 18, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—The Whole Foods Market in Brighton is donating 5 percent of its March 22 sales to the Hyde Square Task Force, a key organization in the neighborhood where Whole Foods controversially plans to open a store.

The donation, announced on the store’s web page, is part of Texas-based Whole Foods’ corporate policy. Three times a year, each Whole Foods store donates 5 percent of daily net sales to a “local or regional non-profit or educational organization,” according to the company web site.

The 5 percent day for the Task Force “was in the works” for some time, Hyde Square Task Force Executive Director Claudio Martinez told the Gazette. He said various other local organizations have benefited from the program in past years.

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