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Whole Foods MarketŪ hosting fundraisers for U.S. troops

May 25, 2013 12:00pm - 3:00pm

For the third consecutive year, Whole Foods Market stores in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington will host a Memorial Day Weekend fundraiser to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. Military.

In partnership with the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, all three stores will host a Support Our Troops Cookout on Saturday, May 25 from noon – 3 p.m. During the cookout, customers can enjoy a hamburger, hotdog, vegetarian burger, choice of side and a drink for a donation of $5. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Forgotten Soldiers. Customers are invited to write letters of encouragement to our troops or donate toiletries or other items to be included in care packages, which will then be sent to U.S. soldiers serving overseas.

The three stores are located at:

·         Whole Foods Market Boca Raton – 1400 Glades Road (561) 447-0000

·         Whole Foods Market Palm Beach Gardens – 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens (561) 691-8550

·         Whole Foods Market Wellington – 2635 State Road 7 (561) 904-4000

“We’ve been proud to partner over the years with such a wonderful organization as Whole Foods Market. It’s truly a way to support our troops,” said Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, founder and executive director of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. “Our sole mission is to reach out to those troops who receive little to no support from the home front, and many of them are from our own backyards.”

Created in 2003, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a nonprofit organization that ships care packages filled with donated items and letters to the men and women of the U.S. military serving overseas. Since its inception, Forgotten Soldiers has delivered care packages to more than 250,000 U.S. troops worldwide from all branches of the military.

About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 73,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2012, the company had sales of $11.7 billion and currently has more than 340 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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