Florida Whole Foods Market offers lunch program to children

August 2, 2016 — To help Florida families prepare for the new school year, Whole Foods Market stores across the state are hosting a Back-to-School complimentary lunch program on the Sunday before classes begin. The first 100 registered children (ages 12 and under) per store will receive a free Whole Foods Market lunch ready for the first day of school.Belmar_store_main_image-Whole-Foods

Whole Foods Market team members are making sure kids get off to a smart start with an array of healthy lunch selections including sliced turkey and cheese or a hummus & veggie option, served with a banana, Back to Nature chocolate chip cookies and a juice box. Like everything sold at Whole Foods Market, these wholesome lunches are free of artificial sweeteners, colors, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.

To ensure kids head into the new year with strong immune systems, stores are also including Alive! Kids multi-vitamin, EO Sanitizing packets, Nordic Gummies and Vitamin C supplements in each lunch package.

All 26 Florida stores will participate and lunches can be picked up on the following dates:

Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.:  Carrollwood, Clearwater, Destin, Tampa

Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.:  Altamonte Springs, Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Naples, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, Tallahassee, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Winter Park

Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.:  Aventura, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Davie, Downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, North Miami, Pembroke Pines, Pinecrest, Pompano Beach, Sarasota, South Beach

Online registration is required to participate in this event. Registered guests can bring their ticket into their selected store to redeem for the lunch bag; children must be present on day of pickup. One lunch per child (12 years or under). While supplies last. Selection varies.

To register for a free Back-to-School lunch, use this link. To find the nearest Whole Foods Market, visit: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list

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 85,000 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 2015, the company had sales of more than $15.4 billion and currently has more than 435 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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