Wheatsville Food Co-op is excited to announce the launch of Co+op Explorers, a free fruit program for children ages 12 and under. Present in select co-ops nationwide, the Explorer Program encourages sustainable healthy eating for children and an engaging, fun shopping experience for all by supplying kids with a free organic banana or apple to enjoy during their visit.


How does it work? Simply stop by the Hospitality Desk with your kiddo before your shopping adventure begins to receive a free piece of fruit and an official Explorer sticker. Wheatsville encourages parents and kids to dispose of their fruit peels and cores in one of the store’s various compost bins before leaving to help keep Mother Nature healthy and strong.


Additionally, for the month of September, Wheatsville will give 1% of all Wednesday store sales and donations made at the register to Austin Children’s Services. The organization provides a safe, temporary housing for children of abuse and neglect.


WHEN:         Ongoing starting August 19, 2015


WHERE:      Wheatsville Food Co-op (North)
3101 Guadalupe St.
Austin, Texas 78705

Wheatsville Food Co-op (South)
4001 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704


About Wheatsville Food Co-op:

Wheatsville Food Co-op is a full service, natural foods cooperative grocery store, which has been serving the central Austin community since 1976. The cooperative works to create more: local, organic, sustainable food options, co-op economy and more happy people. Wheatsville stocks over 2,000 local items on their shelves and offer 100% organic, fair trade coffee bar, made-to-order sandwiches, salad bar, pantry essentials and more. They are the only retail grocery cooperative in Texas and have over 16,000 invested owners.


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