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For the next six months, residents of the DC metro area can help save the planet while aiding the Prevent Cancer Foundation in its mission of cancer prevention and early detection. Sound too good to be true? Not only has Whole Foods made this possible, but they are also allowing shoppers to save money while doing it.

The Whole Foods Old Town, located at 1700 Duke Street in Alexandria, VA, has selected the Prevent Cancer Foundation to be one of two recipients in their Nickels for Non-Profits program. Whole Foods created Nickels for Non-Profits as a way to reduce the impact on the environment while supporting local non-profit groups. To participate in this program, shoppers simply must bring their own reusable shopping bag or bulk container when shopping at this particular Whole Foods location. Whole Foods will then waive the 5 cent bag charge and present participants with a wooden token, which can be placed in the Prevent Cancer non-profit box. All proceeds that go into the Prevent Cancer box, which is located by the shop’s entrance, will be donated to the Foundation.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation will only be featured for the next six months, so make sure to visit Whole Foods Old Town for all of your shopping needs – and don’t forget your bag!