Healthy grocer donates $5k to local farm to celebrate new location
PHOENIX – September 17, 2020 – Sprouts Farmers Market will open a highly anticipated store in Upper Dublin, at 2001 Welsh Road, on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 a.m. The new store will expand local access to fresh and healthy groceries, and will be open daily from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
To celebrate the new location, every shopper on opening day will receive a free reusable shopping bag with purchase. Local customers can also enter to win a $500 Sprouts gift card by visiting the new store’s page at sprouts.com/upperdublin.
In line with Sprouts’ focus on health, the grocer is closely following CDC and local health authority guidelines related to COVID-19, and regularly providing store team members with the latest safety guidance. In addition to regular food safety and cleaning procedures, Sprouts has invested additional labor hours into stores to allow for more frequent cleaning, paying close attention to high-touch areas such as service counters, restrooms, carts and checkout lanes. Stores are also implementing steps to promote social distancing and have installed plexiglass barriers at registers to add protection for team members and customers.
Sprouts Gives Back to the Neighborhood
Since opening in Philadelphia in 2018, Sprouts has supported organizations expanding food access and urban gardening programs throughout the area. To celebrate the new Upper Dublin store, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will donate $5,000 to the nearby Pennypack Farm and Education Center which will help supply locals with the resources and fresh food they need to lead healthy lives.
“Sprouts is pleased to support the important work of these organizations that are growing and distributing fresh food and leading educational programs to promote healthy habits in Greater Philadelphia neighborhoods,” said Lyndsey Waugh, executive director of the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. “With more families facing food insecurity due to COVID-19, these partnerships meet an important need by reducing hunger, which makes communities stronger.”
The Foundation has also contributed nearly $50,000 to Neighborhood Gardens Trust through an ongoing partnership since 2018 to protect urban green spaces in Philadelphia, helping to enhance access to fresh produce and provide opportunities for outdoor recreation. For more information on these programs the Foundation is supporting, visit about.sprouts.com.
About Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.
Sprouts is the place where goodness grows. True to its farm-stand heritage, Sprouts offers a unique grocery experience featuring an open layout with fresh produce at the heart of the store. Sprouts inspires wellness naturally with a carefully curated assortment of better-for-you products paired with purpose-driven people. The healthy grocer continues to bring the latest in wholesome, innovative products made with lifestyle-friendly ingredients such as organic, plant-based and gluten-free. Headquartered in Phoenix, and one of the fastest growing retailers in the country, Sprouts employs more than 35,000 team members and operates more than 350 stores in 23 states nationwide. To learn more about Sprouts, and the good it brings communities, visit about.sprouts.com.
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