Orange County Head Start has announced that it will be the recipient of a $9,000 donation from Whole Food Markets. The presentation will take place Friday, January 31, 2:00PM, Orange County Head Start Headquarters located at 2900 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana (714/241-8920). Over $50,000 dollars has been raised by Whole Foods Markets in partnership with Food For All ®, a program of Food Industry Crusade. Twelve organizations have been chosen to receive donations with the largest grant being presented to Orange County Head Start.
Adolfo Muñoz, Ph.D., Executive Director of Orange County Head Start stated that “Orange County Head Start is extremely grateful for the generous donation made by the Whole Foods Company. It is through such donations that our agency is able to continue building a high quality program. We have many pressing needs across our Head Start Centers for such things as shade structures, playground equipment and computers that are beyond current resources. This donation will make a difference.”
“Whole Foods Markets is proud of it’s customers” said Michael Besancon, President of Whole Foods Markets Southern Pacific Region. “Our customers have donated generously to help their neighbors.”
Orange County Head Start provides children and their families with quality childhood development programs and integrated support services including health care. Over 4,203 children received services during the 2001-2002 school year.