Love Local Dinner for the Whole Planet Foundation
Monday, March 25, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Join us for a four course dinner at the 3 Square Café, paired with wines from local vineyards. In fact 100% of the ingredients on the menu are locally produced.
We’ll also be having a silent auction featuring items donated by local businesses. You don’t want to miss out on this fun event highlighting local goods, with a global impact.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation, which provides micro-credit loans to entrepreneurs in 55 countries around the globe as well as here in Los Angeles. $40 per person, RSVP required.
About Whole Planet Foundation
Whole Planet Foundations mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.
Microcredit is small loans usually less than $300 in the developing world requiring no contract or collateral, offered to the poorest of the poor to create or expand home-based business.
Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market. We provide grants to microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia who in turn develop and offer microenterprise loan programs, training and other financial services to the self-employed poor.
Whole Planet Foundation was born out of Whole Foods Market's desire to give something back to those who have helped us succeed while focusing on the persistent problem of world poverty and hunger. The foundation was formed with the entrepreneurial spirit of Whole Foods Market in partnership with Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, co-recipients of 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
"Microcredit ignites the tiny economic engines of the rejected underclass of society. Once a large number of tiny engines start working, the stage can be set for bigger things."
-Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank
When & Where
Whole Foods Market Venice
Whole Foods Market Venice is a hot-spot located on the corner of Lincoln & Rose, we truly are the gathering place in Venice, just blocks from the famous Venice Boardwalk.