Whole Foods Market 91st and Metcalf Hosts Grab & Give Bonus Day-Customers Donating to Grab & Give Get Free Bar of Soap

OVERLAND PARK, KS. (December 13, 2012) – The Annual Whole Foods Market Grab & Give Holiday Food Drive Donation to fight real hunger with real food is currently underway. To help reach the goal of $100,000 in food donations, Whole Foods Market on 91st & Metcalf is hosting a Grab & Give Bonus Day on Thursday, December 20th from 7:30am-10pm. Anyone who donates a $5 or $10 meal for a family of four through the Grab & Give program on this day receives a free bar of soap, and Whole Foods Market will give a bar of soap to the donation recipient as well.

This year Whole Foods Market’s team members at 91st and Metcalf are asking customers to purchase prepackaged meals at the registers to help feed local students, their families, and the community at large by partnering with the Shawnee Mission School District. Thanks to the generosity of Whole Foods Market on Metcalf customers and team members, more than $59,000 in food donations has already been raised at the registers so far this holiday season.

The Whole Foods Market Grab & Give food drive began as a community effort to help ensure that local families in need have access to healthy meals. Customers can purchase a pre-packaged meal designed to feed a family of four at the Whole Foods Market on 91st & Metcalf registers. All food from Whole Foods Market, including the donated food, is free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and hydrogenated fats.

And though the Grab and Give program officially ends on January 1st, the giving continues as the Shawnee Mission Educational Foundation will receive a monetary donation from the difference between the food costs and the money raised to continue providing students with nutritional assistance.

Donations to the Grab & Give Food Drive are accepted at Whole Foods Market on Metcalf in Overland Park, KS through January, 1st, 2013 at the registers. For additional information, please contact the store.

Details What: Grab & Give Food Donation Program When: November 1st- January 1st, 2013 daily between 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. NOTE: Grab & Give Bonus Day is Thursday, December 20th from 7:30am-10pm Where: Whole Foods Market 7401 W. 91st Street, OP, KS 66212 Phone (913) 652-9633 (Open to public. One bar of soap per customer per total donation, please.)

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About Whole Foods Market® Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (www.wholefoodsmarket.com), a leader in the natural and organic foods industry and America’s first national certified organic grocer, was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” in 2008 by Health magazine. The Whole Foods Market motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures the company’s mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to its 53,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 12 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2008, the company had sales of $8 billion and currently has more than 275 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Fresh & WildTM, and Harry’s Farmers Market® are trademarks owned by Whole Foods Market IP, LP. Wild Oats® and Capers Community MarketTM are trademarks owned by Wild Marks, Inc.

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