YouthBuild Just-A-Start recipient of Whole Foods Market's Community Giving Day!

by Kati Chase, Mentoring Coordinator, YouthBuild Just-a-Start, Cambridge, MA

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Youthbuild Just-A-Start is working hard to build a healthy eating component into our education/training program for out of school youth, ages 17-24. For many of our students, having adequate access to healthy food options is not often areality and remains a huge barrier to allowing them to perform at their highestlevels in their efforts to earn a GED or high school diploma, learn job andlife skills, and successfully move on to college or employment.

We are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday June 27th, YouthBuild Just-A-Start will be the recipient of Whole Foods Market’s Community Giving Day! Whole Foods will be donating 5% of their net daily sales from all three Cambridge, MA stores to YBJAS to use on a healthy eating initiative for our students. This generous donation will allow us to better support our students by providing them with more and healthier food options and by developing a nutrition education series for this upcoming year.

Please support the YouthBuild Just-A-Start Program by choosing to shop at Whole Foods on June 27th at one of the three Whole Foods locations listed below. Whether you decide to make your large weekly food order, purchase just a few items, or even pick up your lunch, every bit helps!

The participating locations are all in Cambridge, MA:

• Fresh Pond: 200 Alewife Brook Parkway
• River Street: 340 River Street
• Cambridge: 115 Prospect Street