Lake Worth, FL  – Just in time to kick-off summer in a fun and charitable way, Whole Foods Market Wellington is hosting Support Our Troops Cookout, benefiting Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. (“FSO”), on Sunday, May 30, 2010, from noon to 4:00 p.m.

This Memorial Day weekend, Floridians can show their support of our veterans – both past and present – at the Whole Foods Market Wellington store’s Support Our Troops Cookout.  With a $5 per person donation, supporters can choose from a fresh grilled hamburger, cowboy burger, or veggie burger, along with coleslaw and choice of drink, all for a great cause!  Attendees can lunch with pride, as 100% of the money raised will go to FSO, a non-profit organization that collects, produces and ships care packages to US troops overseas.  To make the deal even sweeter, the Wellington store will match up to $500 in donations.

“We are so pleased to be able to help this wonderful organization and to allow our friends in the community to contribute as well,” says Lauren Belinsky, Marketing and Community Relations Specialist for Whole Foods Market Wellington.  “This is an opportunity that hits close to home, as one of our store’s team members was thrilled to receive a care package from FSO while serving in Iraq.  We urge everyone in the community to bring their family and friends to have a great time and help us reach our goal”

“FSO is truly grateful to Whole Foods Market Wellington for organizing this event and supporting our cause,” says Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, FSO Executive Director and Founder.  “Their donation will certainly help our mission of sending a little bit of home to our troops abroad.  The company is setting a great precedent in this community and we greatly appreciate it”

For more information about Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the State of Florida and the State of Georgia, please log on to or call 561-369-2933.