This month one of our awesome partners, Whole Foods Market of Bellevue, invited us to be the recipients of their Taste of Thanksgiving event, which took place on November 6th at their store. For a $5 donation, attendees got a taste of seasonal samplings from their upcoming Thanksgiving items – nine delicious stations of food and beverages spread throughout the store. “Buy a plate, give a plate,” was the phrase Whole Foods team members used to explain how every dollar raised was going to be spent. 100% of last night’s proceeds will go to buying groceries for Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue’s Holiday Meal Program to feed local families in need this Thanksgiving!
We had the opportunity to set up a table at the event so attendees could get more information about our organization and hear about where their donation was going. We are so grateful to everyone who came out to buy a plate. We saw some old friends and met lots of new friendly faces – it was a great time for all!
Huge thank you to Whole Foods Market of Bellevue for giving the gift of warm, delicious food to families in need this holiday season, and for being such incredible supporters of Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue! At the BGCB, we strive to make it possible for every kid who walks through our Clubhouse doors to have access to programs that will unleash their full potential now and in the future. We are so humbled by the support we receive from the partners in our community – partners who share our mission and help us turn our goals into reality.
Best quote of the night: “I started out buying one plate, but then I tried the food and saw where the money was going – and I had to go back and buy another for my husband!”