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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Families - join Whole Foods Market Santa Barbara to help make a difference

Volunteer on Saturday, September 14th to harvest fresh food for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara and its 300 nonprofit partners

Whole Foods Market stores across the country are joining up with families in their community to celebrate a Kids’ Day of Service Project from September 1- 14.


Whole Foods Market stores across the country are joining up with families in their community to celebrate a Kids’ Day of Service Project from September 1- 14. Whole Foods Market Santa Barbara invites families to participate in the action right in their backyards.

What: Kids and families join up with Whole Foods Market Team Members for a two-hour volunteer project with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara and its Backyard Bounty Program. The Backyard Bounty Proram is a gleaning program that collects the extra food growing in local backyards for distribution to 300 nonprofit partners and nutrition programs. Afterwards, Whole Foods Market will provide a salad lunch for participating volunteers. To sign up, visit this Eventbrite page www.wfmbackyardbounty.eventbrite.com.

When: Saturday, September 14th / 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: Project begins at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

Lunch will be served starting at 12:30PM at the Foodbank Warehouse location, 4554 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

Why: Servings its communities is a core value for Whole Foods Market, and getting a chance to team up with customers and other community members to give back is all the more important. These hands-on volunteer opportunities help connect local families and Whole Foods Market Team Members with the community and also provide a chance for access to and discussions about healthy food and eating habits.

For questions or hi-res photos, contact Rae van Seenus, Marketing Supervisor at rae.vanseenus@wholefoods.com

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