Herndon, Virginia—Sprouts Farmers Market will open a new store in Virginia on October 2, making it the first in the state, according to a press release. The opening of the store represents Sprouts’ effort to expand access to affordable, healthy choices in the mid-Atlantic area.

To celebrate the opening, Sprouts will make $10,000 in local nonprofit donations. Through the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, $5,000 each will be donated to the YMCA of Reston and to Food for Neighbors in an effort to support youth nutrition education and action.
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As part of Sprouts’ “Zero Waste” initiative, the new store will also donate unused and edible groceries to Capital Area Food Bank. Sprouts’ “Zero Waste” initiatives help minimize food waste and reduce the impact of hunger while also limiting the company’s environmental footprint.