Whole Foods Hosting Special Memorial Day Weekend Event

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 Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, all three stores will host a Support Our Troops Cookout on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 3 p.m. During the cookout, customers can enjoy a hamburger, hotdog or vegetarian burger with their choice of side and a drink all for a donation of $5.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Customers are invited to write letters of encouragement to the troops or donate toiletries and other items to be included in care packages, which will then be sent to U.S. soldiers serving overseas. The three locations are as follows: 2635 State Road 7, Wellington (561-904-4000); 1400 Glades Road, Boca Raton (561-447-0000); and 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens (561-691-8550).

“We’ve been proud to partner over the years with such a wonderful organization as Whole Foods Market,” said Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, founder and executive director of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. “It’s truly a way to support our troops. 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 back yards.”

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, FSO has delivered care packages to more than 250,000 U.S. troops worldwide in all branches of the military.