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LAKEWOOD, Colo., March. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers is giving the gift of hope and health to underprivileged and at-risk youth in Denver, launching The Pedal Forward Bike Drive to benefit Trips for Kids Denver Metro, a nonprofit that gives children the opportunity to learn about the Colorado outdoors from the seat of a mountain bike.
The drive will take place April 7 at the Natural Grocers store located at 3440 S. Tower Road in Aurora from 2-4 p.m. Shoppers and community members are encouraged to donate new and used bicycles or bike parts or make a monetary donation that will go towards the purchase of bikes for Trips for Kids.
As part of the April 7 event, Natural Grocers will unveil a new bike-inspired store sign. The sign will hang on the northeast side of the Natural Grocers building, serving as a reminder to the community of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, whether on a bike or simply by making healthy food choices. Trips for Kids donated the bike part materials for the sign and joined forces with Advantage Sign Company to build and install the sign at the store.
"We are thrilled to partner with Trips for Kids Denver Metro to host our first bike drive to benefit local youth," said Raquel Isely of Natural Grocers. "The health and wellness of our local communities is extremely important to us and we hope that the bike drive will inspire kids and families to enjoy the great Colorado outdoors and make everyday healthy food choices when cycling and doing all other activities."
In addition to the bike drive and sign unveiling, the following activities will take place throughout the day:
The Pedal Forward Bike Drive is one of the many ways Natural Grocers remains committed to its communities, which is part of the company's Five Founding Principles.
About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC; NaturalGrocers.com) is a rapidly expanding specialty retailer of organic and natural groceries, body care and dietary supplements. The company offers a flexible, neighborhood-store format, affordable prices and free, science-based nutrition education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. Founded in 1955 in Colorado, Natural Grocers has over 2,700 employees and operates more than 100 stores in 19 states.
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