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Old 07-01-2014, 12:14 AM
 
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I'd rather talk about the loads of food they throw out that could feed the homeless.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:34 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I don't think we have a Whole Food store around here, it's just as well because we have plenty of other stores that try to stick it to you. Sometimes I have to look in a mirror to see if I have a wrapper on my head that reads " SUCKER "
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'd rather talk about the loads of food they throw out that could feed the homeless.
Don't know about WFoods but our Fresh Market does donate day off hamburger to our church food pantry. Do you know if W Foods does something similar are you assuming they throw it all out?
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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I'd rather talk about the loads of food they throw out that could feed the homeless.
It's a shame just how many grocery stores and food suppliers from farm to shelf throw out good food, and the amount of perfectly edible food that gets tossed out is absolutely staggering. No one in this country needs to go hungry.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It's a shame just how many grocery stores and food suppliers from farm to shelf throw out good food, and the amount of perfectly edible food that gets tossed out is absolutely staggering. No one in this country needs to go hungry.
Did you know a lot of grocery stores do donate food the food banks? Some things can not be donated for health purposes. An example of donations: our small church pantry (small by comparison, but not really small) get day old bread, produce, meats and lot of non perishable items each week. Sometimes they have eggs as well, but not always. I don't have any idea how many loaves of bread and how many packaged sweet items we get, as well as sugar free products for diabetics. We also get baby formula and diapers. Much of this comes directly from the grocery stores and the distributors.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:14 AM
 
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After reading more and more posts on this thread I am more and more happy that WF is my grocery store of choice as I wouldn't want to hang anywhere near some of you with such anger in your hearts.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Did you know a lot of grocery stores do donate food the food banks? Some things can not be donated for health purposes. An example of donations: our small church pantry (small by comparison, but not really small) get day old bread, produce, meats and lot of non perishable items each week. Sometimes they have eggs as well, but not always. I don't have any idea how many loaves of bread and how many packaged sweet items we get, as well as sugar free products for diabetics. We also get baby formula and diapers. Much of this comes directly from the grocery stores and the distributors.
I know some do, and probably more in some areas than others, but there are still far more food suppliers, including grocery stores, that toss an enormous amount of perfectly good food.

It's great to see and hear about companies that do donate to the local food banks and kitchens, though!
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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Our local Fresh Market donates all sorts of things to a local food bank. Day-old meats, baked goods, and what I've heard described as "imperfects"--dented cans, creased boxes, etc. that arrive damaged and they don't want to shelve. They also donate imperfect or over-ripe produce, post-holiday stuff and any other stuff that might get phased out as they discontinue some brands and bring in new things. They got an award/plaque from the food bank that hangs right in the front of the store thanking them for their help. You'd think this would be SOP for all grocery stores, though I can understand how it might be difficult to separate out some items.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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I know some do, and probably more in some areas than others, but there are still far more food suppliers, including grocery stores, that toss an enormous amount of perfectly good food.

It's great to see and hear about companies that do donate to the local food banks and kitchens, though!
Just so you know, this is most always a function of local laws that them to toss out the food. In some jurisdictions grocery stores can't even give food to hog farmers.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: In my skin
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WF has items many other stores do not have, so until those other stores carry it, the only way to get it is from WF.

WF also has sales often on many things, and the prices depend on your location in the US; many places WF will either be equal, above, or below the average prices for many items in other food stores.

It seems many people walk in there, go to the most expensive products, and think every darn product in the store is hiked in price like that. And again, depends in the area of the country you live.

The quality is great though, no doubt there is a difference between the bacon or slice of beef from WF versus the cheap product from Walmart for example. The chicken there also is not loaded down with water (so far), which is why I purchase chicken from WF rather than other places.

But as I stated on another thread; many people do not do 100% of their food shopping at WF, many people like myself will hit up WF, TJ, and the other local grocery store (in my case Publix).
I agree. I go there for what I can't find elsewhere and what's on sale.
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