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Natural Grocers® to Support Those Affected by Texas Wildfires by Collecting Donations at All Texas Locations

Non-perishable items will be collected in-stores for local food bank partners and good4uSM Crew will be accepting donations at the register for the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund through March 31, 2024

LAKEWOOD, Colo., March 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Grocers® will be offering support to the communities impacted by the devastating recent wildfire disasters in the Texas Panhandle region, by collecting donations at its 23 Texas locations through March 31.

Natural Grocers will be collecting non-perishable items and monetary donations at all Texas stores through March 31.

"We are absolutely heart-broken at the amount of destruction and chaos the wildfires have caused in these communities," said Raquel Isely, Vice President of Marketing for Natural Grocers. "In the past, our home-state of Colorado has been deeply impacted by wildfires. We know first-hand how much community support is needed, and how that need continues long after the fires are contained. It's our hope that we can raise awareness with each customer interaction to collect non-perishables and/or funds for those affected by the fires."


Natural Grocers' customers can contribute in two ways:

  • Donate $1, $5, or $10 at the register. These funds will go directly to the PDRF at Amarillo Area Foundation.
  • Purchase and donate non-perishable items, collected at the front of the store. These donations will go directly to the local food bank partner or local food pantry that currently receives food donations from each store.


All monetary donations will be going to the Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund (PDRF) at Amarillo Area Foundation for emergency shelter, food and water distribution, access to medical support and rebuilding efforts. Since its inception in 2006, the PDRF has helped support organizations on the frontlines as they help residents facing hardship and loss during and after a disaster. 

"We are so honored to work with Natural Grocers on assisting those impacted by our recent wildfires," said Clay Stribling, President and CEO of Amarillo Area Foundation. "As we assess the scope of the damage to residents in so many of our communities, we are humbled to know that customers in so many parts of Texas will be supporting efforts to address immediate and crucial needs. The Panhandle Disaster Relief Fund is already deploying support, and 100% of all funds received goes straight to our regional partners for relief and recovery efforts."

Founded in 1955, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) is an expanding specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries, body care products, and dietary supplements. The products sold by Natural Grocers must meet strict quality guidelines and may not contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners, or partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils. The Company sells only USDA-certified organic produce and exclusively pasture-raised, non-confinement dairy products, and free-range eggs. Natural Grocers' flexible smaller-store format allows it to offer affordable prices in a shopper-friendly, clean, and convenient retail environment. The Company also provides extensive free science-based Nutrition Education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. The Company has 168 stores in 21 states. Visit for more information and store locations.

The Amarillo Area Foundation is a community foundation that serves the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.  The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life for Texas Panhandle residents.  Since its inception in 1957, the Foundation has provided grants and a variety of other services to strengthen nonprofit organizations and the services they deliver. 


SOURCE Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.