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Valentine’s Week makes Whole Foods’ warm & gushy, opens wallet to charities


<p style=”margin-right: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.25in; margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’, serif; line-height: 14.25pt;”>Whole Foods’ beautiful and talented marketing maven, Karen Lukin, wants you to know that the Preston Forest location of Whole Foods Market is sending love, er,  money to area not-for-profits all week. “Each day, 1% of net sales will go directly to help the mission of these charities,” says Lukin. Here’s the plan:

Monday, February 13    SPCA OF TEXAS
The SPCA of Texas is a local, independent non-profit animal welfare organization serving North Texas, funded by the generosity of the community. Learn more at www.spca.org.

YOU MIGHT WIN FREE PET FOOD FOR A MONTH!
Between 10am-4pm, look in our parking lot for the SPCA of Texas’ “Tell Us Your Love Story” truck.  Make a 30-second video on why you love your pet.  If we select you as the winner, we’ll give you a month’s worth of pet food, courtesy of Nulo Natural Pet Foods.

Tuesday, February 14    AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Celebrate the day that’s all about the heart! Their mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Learn more at www.heart.org.

5:30-7:30pm  Red Wine & Dark Chocolate Tasting  FREE
The Keith Brown Jazz Quartet provides rhythm as you stroll through our Specialty Department and the many luscious red wines and decadent dark chocolates that are the perfect way to celebrate your heart. Still looking for the perfect gift for you sweetheart? Complimentary wine and champagne bottle artist available to customize your gift.  We’ll set your heart on fire with the prizes and giveaways we have for you. Reserve your spot by visiting WWW.ACTEVA.COM/GO/WHOLEFOODSDFW

Thursday, February 16   JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
Inspired by the values of social responsibility, Jewish Family Service promotes emotional health and self-sufficiency for anyone in need throughout the Greater Dallas area by providing effective and affordable mental-health and social services. Learn more atwww.jfsdallas.org.

REGISTER TO WIN TICKETS TO A LUNCHEON WITH MARLEE MATLIN
Sign up at the JFS table, and you might win a pair of tickets to the April 16 Woman-to-Woman luncheon, with celebrity guest Marlee Matlin.

Friday, February 17   ST. ALCUIN MONTESSORI SCHOOL CLASSROOM GARDEN PROGRAM
St. Alcuin inspires its students to reach their highest levels of personal and academic achievement, and guides them to become compassionate global citizens.  Their holistic, hands-on learning approach features small gardens for each classroom, with hopes for a community garden. www.saintalcuin.org.

Saturday, February 18  LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER

Les Dames d’Escoffier of Dallas, Inc. is an organization of professional women in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality.  It is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of women in the professions of the table and fostering excellence through educational and charitable activities. Learn more at www.ldedallas.org.

FREE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS:

11 am – Joanne Bondy, Executive Chef, Old Hickory Steakhouse at the Gaylord Hotel

1 pm – Claudine Martin, Slow Food organization

2:30 pm – Robin Plotkin, nutritionist, with a healthy snack food demo made with kale

3:30 pm – Rachel Gaffney will be making an Irish recipe.

Whole Foods Market, 11700 Preston Road, southeast corner of Preston Road & Forest Lane in Dallas
214 361-8887
www.wholefoods.com/dfw

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