Whole Foods Market in Wellington has donated $1,482 to the Palm Beach County Food Bank, representing donations made by customers during the months of November and December to its Grab and Give Program.
Customers at the store on State Road 7 were encouraged to “grab” a donation ticket in values of $1, $5 or $10 to “give” as a donation to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
The amount selected was added to their bill at checkout, with all of the donations going to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
“We raised a considerable amount this year thanks to our enthusiastic team members and our generous customers,” said Lauren Belinsky, marketing team leader for the Wellington Whole Foods Market grocery store.
Palm Beach County Food Bank Executive Director Perry Borman said the organization is very appreciative of this effort. “The work of the Palm Beach County Food Bank plays a critical role in alleviating hunger for tens of thousands of families throughout our community,” he said. “This generous donation by the customers of Whole Foods helps us provide food to those who need it.”
The Palm Beach County Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that rescues, collects and distributes food to dozens of agencies that take on the daily responsibility of feeding the hungry in Palm Beach County. During 2012, the Palm County Food Bank transported more than 5 million pounds of food and distributed it at no cost to dozens of agencies in Palm Beach County, helping to provide food to more than 100,000 individuals.
For more information about the Palm Beach County Food Bank, visit www.pbcfoodbank.org or call (561) 670-2518.
For more information about Whole Foods Market community giving, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com or visit the Wellington store at 2635 State Road 7.
ABOVE: Diana Donnelly of Whole Foods Market with Palm Beach County Food Bank Executive Director Perry Borman.