Free Pantry Starter Kits will help families after a military move


Select Whole Foods Market locations have partnered with Blue Star Families to fill the cabinets of recently moved families. To alleviate the financial cost of restocking the pantry,  individual Whole Foods stores have pledged thousands of complimentary Pantry Starter Kits for military families to receive this summer.

“When we move, we purge most of our pantry. Moving is hard enough without having to start all over again in the kitchen,” said Penny Bolden, Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships. “Whole Foods has stepped up to the plate to address a tangible need within our military community.”

The grab bag, available at select Whole Foods locations, will be filled with necessary items that often get left behind, eaten, or given away to neighbors before a move. While every bag will include staples like ketchup, mustard, and olive oil spray, the bags may also contain surprises and regional treats.


If you live in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Dayton, OH, you probably live near a participating Whole Foods Market, so update your contact information to find out! Don’t live in one of these states? Update your contact information and be entered to win a $200 gift card from Whole Foods Market!

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About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and served more than 1.5 million military family members. Blue Star Families believes that all military families should be able to thrive wherever they serve. Visit for more information.


Contact: Bana Miller, Blue Star Families

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