California Rangeland Trust Awarded $164,990 Donation from Whole Foods Market 5% Day

MEDIA NOTE: Donation will protect land where food grows and animals graze. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – May 18, 2013 –

California’s ranchlands are getting a significant financial boost to their conservation, thanks to a generous donation to California Rangeland Trust by Whole Foods Market. Whole Foods Market in Northern California and Reno donated $164,990, or five percent of net sales on Sept. 25, to the Rangeland Trust to conserve California’s ranches that provide healthy food, clean water and air, abundant wildlife and western culture.

Shoppers also supported the Rangeland Trust by purchasing products from one of Whole Foods Market’s ranching partners, Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Meats. “Thanks to the generosity of Whole Foods Market and their shoppers, we are now one step closer to conserving the more than 500,000 acres of ranchland that await protection through the Rangeland Trust,” said Rangeland Trust CEO Nita Vail.