We love giving back to our community, because it is our community that supports us. That’s why one Sunday every month, Ellwood Thompson’s donates 5% of that day’s sales to local nonprofits and organizations.

That’s 12 days a year, to 12 different local nonprofits and organizations.

On 5% days, a selected non-profit or organization sends volunteers to join our staff in bagging groceries, performing carry-outs, and speaking to customers about their organizations. As friends and neighbors, we encourage you to come in on 5% days to support local non-profits and organizations by simply shopping as you usually do. By shopping at Ellwood’s on a 5% day, you’re getting things off of your list and helping organizations raise funds for their cause at the same time.

So, spread the word about your local non-profit/organization and stay involved in your community by visiting our market on the following 5% days in 2018:

  • January 21st
  • February 18th
  • March 18th
  • April 15th
  • May 20th
  • June 17th
  • July 15th
  • August 19th
  • September 30th
  • October 21st
  • November 18th
  • December 16th

If you’re part of a local non-profit organization that wishes to get involved in 5% days, please download our flyer for more information and fill out one of our applications:

5% Days Program: Program Flyer | Application

Next 5% Day Recipient: Shalom Farms

The mission of Shalom Farms is to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to live healthy lives. 

Through sustainable food production and hands-on experiences at the farm and in the city, Shalom Farms provides thousands in Richmond with access to healthy food…and healthy lives.

Shalom Farms is a regional food access and community development project started in 2008 by United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond (UMUMR). The concept grew out of conversations with Camp Westview on the James and other community partners, who recognized the need for broader food justice work and a desire to use Westview’s rural resources to better serve urban Richmond.  

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