May 22, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeanelle Knecht, Event Organizer
Whole Foods Market® hosting fundraisers for U.S. troops
Memorial Day Weekend event to benefit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach
Palm Beach County, Fla. – For the seventh consecutive year, all Whole Foods Market stores in Palm Beach and Broward counties 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 nine stores will host a Support Our Troops Cookout on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. During the cookout, customers can enjoy entrée from the grill, 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.
Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28
“We are proud and honored to continue to partner with such a wonderful organization as Whole Foods Market. It’s truly a way to show support of our United States Armed Forces,” said Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, founder and executive director of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Our sole mission is to support America’s deployed military service members to ensure they are not forgotten.
For over 14 years, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has been the Venue that connects the support of our community with our military serving abroad. Forgotten Soldiers Outreach offers hope and encouragement by keeping the warm memories and comforts of home fresh in their minds through our monthly “We Care” packages. Since its inception, Forgotten Soldiers has delivered care packages to more than 400,000 U.S. troops worldwide from all branches of the military.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1978 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 87,000 team members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2016, the company had sales of more than $15.7 billion and currently has more than 464 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more company news and information, please visit media.wfm.com.