Field Notes from Paraguay

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This guest blog comes to us from Adelle Housker, who visited Paraguay on the Whole Foods Market® Team Member Volunteer Program in September 2017. “When it’s really hot, that sometimes happens,” said our guide, Maria del Mar. The lights and air conditioning died while we were eating lunch at a …

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Building a Classroom in Colombia

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Whole Foods Market Team Member Jenna Gelgand shares a piece of her experience as a Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer in Colombia  The 2015 Colombian Team Member Volunteer Trip was an opportunity for Whole Foods Market Team Members to help build a school for hearing impaired students in Facatativa, Colombia. …

Memories from Guatemala

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Jaimee Rondeau, Associate Marketing Coordinator in the North Atlantic Region and traveled to Guatemala on the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program in 2010. Read about her experience below. If you are a Whole Foods Market Team Member, you can apply for this year’s trips here as long as you are …

If Sauerkraut and Mango Salsa Had a Baby, its Name Would Be Lasary Manga

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Jon Martinek went on the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer trip to Madagascar in 2015 – below, he shares a recipe he picked up along the way!  The staple foods of rural Madagascar are humble rice and beans cooked over an open fire with little seasoning beyond salt, onions and occasionally …

Guest Post: Madécasse Shares Stories from Madagascar

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In the following guest blog, Tim McCollum, one of the co-founders of our partner Madécasse, shares the brand’s connection to Madagascar, where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit through the Premiere Agence de Microfinance. We’re excited to deepen our partnership through new co-branded chocolate bars! We want people to know what Madagascar …