Martha’s Village and Kitchen will be the Community Partner for the upcoming Whole Foods 5% Day taking place on March 22, 2016 in Palm Desert. On this day, 5% of net sales will be donated to Martha’s Village and Kitchen in support of programs and services for persons experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Coachella Valley.

According to the company’s website, individual Whole Foods locations have flexibility in deciding the best way to meet the needs of their local community and pride themselves in minimizing “corporate” directives. Several times a year, each store hosts community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization.

“We are honored to be selected as a Community Partner for the Whole Foods 5% Day,” said Elena Rosenthal, Special Events/Volunteer Services Program Supervisor for Martha’s Village and Kitchen. “We are so thankful for our partnerships in the community and are excited to work with Whole Foods Market Palm Desert to help our local neighbors in need who experience hunger, poverty and homelessness.”

Martha’s operates a full-service campus with educational and supportive programs offered free to the homeless and those in the community living at the poverty level. The proceeds from the Whole Foods 5% Day will be put to immediate use to support a variety of programs at Martha’s that seek to give clients the opportunity to reach their full potential and learn life-skills to live self-sufficient and productive lives. The goal of Martha’s Village and Kitchen is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and change the lives of individuals, families and generations to come.

The event will take place from 7AM to 10PM on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Whole Foods Market – Palm Desert, located at 44-459 Town Center Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Five percent of net sales from the entire day will go benefit Martha’s Village and Kitchen. For more information or to download the flyer, please visit

About Martha’s Village and Kitchen

Martha’s Village and Kitchen is in its 25th year of providing services in the Coachella Valley. It is the mission of Martha’s Village and Kitchen to respond to the needs of the homeless community with food, clothing, shelter and an opportunity to become self-sufficient and productive citizens. Martha’s Village and Kitchen offers unique life-changing programs including Food Services, Transitional Housing, Children’s Services, Career and Education, Case Management, Emergency Assistance, Healthcare Services and more. Along with the assistance of volunteers and the Coachella Valley community, Martha’s Village and Kitchen strives to break the cycle of homelessness, therefore improving the lives of generations to come.