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Stoke Newington Whole Foods hands 5pc of profits to charity for the day to help Hackney kids eat more healthily

PUBLISHED: 16:57 26 September 2016

Children from Hoxton Garden Primary School took part in a Whole Kids Foundation project (Picture: Whole Foods/Whole Kids Foundation)

Children from Hoxton Garden Primary School took part in a Whole Kids Foundation project (Picture: Whole Foods/Whole Kids Foundation)

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Whole Foods in Stoke Newington Church Street donated a cut of its profits to the chain's charity as part of a national drive.

The Whole Kids Foundation this year took four Hackney schools to pick fruit and vegetables and make and sell chutney in store. The aim is to encourage kids to eat healthily.

Now £1,490 raised by the Stokey branch thanks in part to the 5pc profit sacrifice on September 14 means the charity will be able to do more.

Store team leader Cristian Ruggeri said: “The money we raise in all our stores directly helps children throughout the UK, but it is particularly rewarding working with schools in our local community.

“This year our store took four Hackney schools on a journey from seed to supermarket as part of our UK-wide Schools To Market program which is one of the initiatives funded by Whole Kids Foundation.

“We partnered with Skinners Academy, Southwold Primary, Hoxton Garden Primary and Woodberry Down Primary, taking the kids to a farm to pick fruit and vegetables, getting them into the kitchen with a chutney cooking masterclass, and visiting our store to sell their chutney on Market Day.

“It is brilliant to see the children so engaged in learning about where their food comes from, which has such a positive effect on their health and wellbeing.”

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