Passionate about eating healthfully, actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband, Peter Sarsgaard have been rolling up their sleeves and volunteering their time at a New York City organic food store.
The store is a co-op near their NYC home and all of the staff are volunteers. The only way to become a member is to work, and workers get a deep discount on quality food. Gyllenhaal explains, “I don’t do it because you get cheap groceries, I do it because they have incredible food and incredible produce. You cannot just pay to be a member, you have to work there.”
Gyllenhall admits that her husband clocks in more hours at the store than she does, and that she currently works close to 4 hours a month. While at the shop, Gyllenhaal prefers to keep a low profile and recently transitioned from a floor staff position to the basement. She told Empire magazine: ”I’ve worked in the office but I have a new shift now, down in the basement where you put the apricots in the little bags. You get in trouble really easy there. They have a lot of rules and I’ve missed shifts, but I try. I try.”
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