San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Before we head into fall and back indoors, join all seven New York City Whole Foods Market stores for a morning of giving back while enjoying the great outdoors! All kids are welcome as we spend the morning beautifying Morningside Park while also getting creative with fun games and a project created by our partner, ioby. ioby’s mission is to deepen civic engagement in cities (like New York City!) by connecting individuals directly to community-led, neighbor-funded environmental projects in their neighborhood.
Older kids will be invited to participate in weeding, planting, trash pickup and more, while younger kids will take part in an interactive activity where they re-imagine what they want their neighborhood to look like. Whether it be more playgrounds, trees, parks, our friends at ioby will help them draw the ideas on large posters that will be hung around the park on wooden stakes. Following all of our hard work, kids (and grown-ups!) will have a chance to “eat the rainbow” as we like to say, with a build-your-own salad bar, plus all of the fixings, in honor of the Whole Kids Foundation.
Below, please find more information about what to bring and FAQs. It’s our goal to make your experience fun, uplifting, and of course, kid-friendly! We would love for you to join us for this fun-filled day of service and inspiration as we celebrate our community and healthy eating together.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Learn more about our partners at ioby: ioby.org
Supplies to Bring, if you have them:
Extra gardening gloves
What to Wear:
Layers if it’s a cloudy day
Snacks and Hydration:
We will have water and some light snacks onsite, but please bring water bottles and snacks (if needed)
We will have activities for children ages 5 and under; however, if you know your little one would enjoy something special, please bring it along to share!
We ask that each volunteer sign a copy for themselves, and any children, so that we can all stay safe. That form will be available onsite and can also be emailed to you ahead of time at your request.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If taking the subway, the nearest lines are the A, B, C, D and 1. If driving, there is street parking only.
Once I get to the park, where do I go?
Morningside Park is located in Manhattan from west 110th to west 123rd streets. The event will be held between west 116th and west 122nd streets. When you arrive at the park, we will meet near the entrance at west 117th street and Morningside Avenue near the playground – Look out for Whole Foods Market signage!
Can I update my registration information?
Absolutely! Just log back into your registration and make any changes needed.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can if you’d like, but we’ll also have a check-in sheet printed.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Stephanie Long with any questions; Stephanie.Long@wholefoods.com (212) 673-5388